SPECIAL NOTICES AND PROCEDURES ARE CURRENTLY REQUIRED DURING THE PANDEMIC. THE RIGHT ATTORNEY CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EVICTION THIS YEAR AND NEXT SPRING.
We seek maximum recovery for our clients. Whether you are a tenant facing eviction or a landlord serving an unlawful detainer suit, we provide experienced professional attorneys to give you the legal support you need. Our law firm counsels and represents individuals or businesses in residential or commercial unlawful detainer litigation throughout California. Eviction cases can be complicated, costly, and generally unpleasant, let us walk you through the best course of action.
An unlawful detainer dispute (also known as eviction) involves two parties: the tenant facing eviction and the landlord. Most often, failure to pay rent or failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a lease gives rise to the filing of an unlawful detainer action.
The eviction process formally and legally commences when a landlord serves a Notice to Quit to the tenant. A 3, 30, 60 or 90-day notice will be served. Each notice has unique legal requirements and it is recommended that you schedule a consultation with us immediately as a Summons and Complaint sounding in Unlawful Detainer will follow soon thereafter.
The time to file a response is strict and limited. If you do not file a written response within the prescribed time period, you will be held in default. This may lead to an expedited eviction, wherein the authorities will forcibly remove you from the property.
The benefit of having experienced attorneys represent you in these proceedings is that they can slow the process and, in some cases, have the entire proceeding dismissed. Our attorneys are skilled in drafting responses that maximize your rights as a tenant and if needed afford you the most time possible under the law to remain on the property.
Similar to unlawful detainer cases where tenants face eviction from the landlord, homeowners who lose their property at a sheriff sale may be able to maximize the amount of time you can remain in your home with the right representation.
If you are a tenant in a property that is being foreclosed upon, you have a number of rights and solutions available to you under the law. A full listing of those rights can be found in the California Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR). The lease that a tenant signs is often covered under HBOR. You should always keep a copy of any lease you sign with your landlord and make sure that you bring it with you at the time of your initial consultation.
Our attorneys have diversified experience representing both commercial and residential landlords and tenants in unlawful detainer cases. If you are a landlord seeking to evict a tenant, we seek to get you the maximum recovery from your unlawful detainer suit. As a landlord, time is money and each day that passes results in additional lost income. This could have devastating effects upon your business, including damage to your credit and potentially foreclosure upon your properties.
If you are a tenant, you have a number of legal rights under the California HBOR. Those rights and remedies can be best advocated by an attorney with experience in eviction cases. With our firm of unlawful detainer attorneys, tenants do not have to be intimidated by their landlords. Swift action is required if you are facing an unlawful detainer action. Aggressive and effective representation will maximize the result of your case.
If you are a landlord seeking an eviction attorney in Santa Barbara or Ventura County or if you are a tenant who believes they are under the threat of eviction, it is imperative that you contact us immediately to schedule your free initial consultation by completing the form below.
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