This blog is focused on all aspects of unlawful detainer actions. Our Los Angeles based unlawful detainer attorneys have extensive experience representing both landlord and tenants in commercial and residential unlawful detainer (eviction actions).
From a landlord’s perspective there are certain key things to focus on in an unlawful detainer, including the following:
1. Serving a proper notice whether it be a 3 Day Notice, 30 Day Notice or 60 Day Notice. We help our clients determine the length of time required for the notice based on applicable lease language and the default time periods under the law. We also help our clients determine what needs to be in the notice. Failing to do a proper notice as a pre-lawsuit step to commencing an eviction action can be fatal to the chances for success.
2. Filing the Proper Complaint. While everything stems from Notice, it is also important to make sure the landlord files the proper complaint. We help our clients determine jurisdictional issues and to provide the appropriate allegations necessary to withstand attacks from the tenants.
3. Trial. Assuming a landlord navigates steps 1 and 2 above without having the process derailed through mistakes or relentless opposition, the landlord must then prepare for trial. Like all litigation – preparation is key. If the tenant requests a jury trial the landlord must be prepared for a jury trial. The Landlord also needs to be adequately prepared to discuss settlement on the day of trial as nearly all judges require settlement talks before allowing unlawful detainer cases to got to trial.
At Schorr Law, we understand that, from a landlord’s perspective, a lot goes into an unlawful detainer trial and the landlord has a lot at stake. We have been through this process and seen all sides of it and know how to prepare and what to expect.
For more information, contact us at www.schorr-law.com.