Unfortunately, even with the most careful tenant screening you sometimes have to evict a tenant. We at ClearStone Property Management understand how tedious evictions can be, and we also understand that time is money in the rental property world. When collections and evictions are necessary, we use a streamlined, automated system to ensure that progress is made as quickly as possible, all laws and codes are followed, and that every possible step is taken in order to minimize lost time, and collect as much rent as possible.
Overview of the Los Angeles Eviction Process
A tenant eviction is not a simple process, even for a Los Angeles property management company. By California law, “A landlord can terminate (end) a month-to-month tenancy simply by giving the tenant 30 or 60 days' advance written notice.”1 However, only three days notice is required when any of the following has occurred:
- Failure to pay rent;
- Violation of the lease or rental agreement;
- Infliction of material damage on the rental property;
- Substantial interference with other tenants;
- Domestic violence or sexual assault against or stalking of another tenant;
- Use of the rental property for any unlawful purpose;
- Drug dealing or the unlawful use, cultivation, importation, or manufacture of illegal drugs;
- Use of the rental property to conduct dogfighting or cockfighting;
- or unlawful conduct with weapons or ammunition.1
If the tenant does not voluntarily vacate the rental property after the proper notice has been given, an eviction can begin by filing an unlawful detainer lawsuit. According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, “An unlawful detainer lawsuit is a "summary" court procedure.This means that the court action moves forward very quickly, and that the time given the tenant to respond during the lawsuit is very short.”2 If the case is taken to court, a judge will generally hear and decide the case within 20 days of the case going to trial.
ClearStone Property Management Eviction Services
Like we said, not a simple process. That’s why you should always have the support of a property management company in Los Angeles with experience in eviction services. At ClearStone Property Management, we never address different evictions in the same way. That’s because there are many other options available to you that can make a world of difference during these processes. When you work with us, you are always involved in the important decisions. Contact us today for more information or to find out how ClearStone Property Management can cover your entire eviction cost.