An unlawful detainer (UD) action is a legal way for a landlord to evict a renter from where they live or work. Typically, UD actions result when a tenant stays after the end of the lease, the lease is cancelled, or the tenant fails to pay rent. Because landlords are prevented from evicting tenants themselves, they must petition the court and prove that the tenant should leave.
The UD process is complex, but quick compared to other civil actions that go before a judge. Landlords must give several notices to their tenants, but ultimately can have tenants evicted within a month if they are diligent.
This process can be quicker if the tenant and landlord are willing to settle the matter without going to court. Instituting a UD action gives the landlord leverage over tenants and typically helps the move-out process proceed more quickly.
If you need help evicting a tenant, Rogers Legal Group can provide the support, advice, and representation necessary to make the move-out process smooth and painless.
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