Overview of the California Eviction Process.
The California Eviction Process requires that the landlord has given proper notice and if the tenant doesn’t voluntarily move out, the landlord can evict the tenant.
In order to evict the tenant, the landlord must file an Unlawful Detainer Lawsuit in Superior Court.
How long does it take to evict a tenant in California?
California calls eviction lawsuits unlawful detainer actions, and you should expect the entire process to take about one month. The landlord is the “plaintiff,” and the tenant is the “defendant.” The state of California also gives priority to eviction lawsuits over all other legal matters, aside from criminal cases.
Is it legal to evict someone in 3 days?
If a landlord is trying to evict a tenant for not paying rent, the landlord must first give the tenant a three-day notice of nonpayment of rent. The notice should tell the tenant how much rent is owed, and that the tenant has three days to pay it.
Can you evict someone who is not on the lease in California?
You cannot evict a co-tenant. Only a landlord can evict someone who is named on a lease, and can only do so with just cause. If your roommate is not paying rent, doing something illegal in the unit, or damaging the apartment, your landlord may step in to evict them for you.
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