The Los Angeles real estate attorneys at Schorr Law have developed a comprehensive approach to winning unlawful detainer or eviction matters. Our real estate lawyers understand that each step in the process requires a level of expertise that a general litigator cannot provide. Consider the following 5 key steps in any unlawful detainer action:
1. Be prepared. It is not enough to file an answer or complaint and simply show up at trial. In all cases, no matter how big or how small, begin prepared best advances your chances of success.
2. Know the Relevant Law. Unlawful detainer actions are very technical. A simple mistake, like failing to put the times when a tenant can submit payment of overdue rent on a three day notice to pay rent or quit, can be fatal to your case.
3. Learn Your Opponent’s Case. Our legal system is based on an adversarial system where each side argues the law and the facts to the opponent and the trier of fact. Generally, we can predict what the other side will argue. By making this prediction you can then prepare and adjust your own case accordingly so as not to fall into a traps of walking into an argument that you think is helpful to your case but that can be turned on its head by your opponent to your detriment.
4. Make An Effective Presentation. Points 1 though 3 above all lead up to making an effective presentation of your case. If you cannot prepare your case in a straightforward easily digestable manner you may not win. At the national trial academy we attended we learned that you should always be able to present your case on a level that a non-lawyer friend could understand over a cup of coffee. We take that a step further in being prepared to explain your case over a cup of coffee and to the a highly sophisticated court of appeal.
5. Develop the Right Strategy For Winning. Sometimes the right strategy for winning does not jump out of the page at you. Think it through. Understand that the hardest cases are won by implanting good strategy based on the facts and law as you know them.
For help with your unlawful detainer contact us at 310-954-1877, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.schorr-law.com.