How to Evict a Tenant in California

Learn how to evict a tenant in California and avoid unnecessary delays in the court process. While A People's Choice no longer offers legal document assistance for eviction or unlawful detainer court proceedings, we've provided a detailed guide for landlords looking to evict a tenant. From serving the preliminary notice to filing a civil lawsuit, going to trial, and scheduling a move out by the sheriff, we've covered it all here.

By |2020-05-28T11:48:08-07:00May 28th, 2020|Civil litigation, Real Property|4 Comments

Paralegal vs Legal Document Assistant – Which One Do I Need?

What is a legal document assistant and how does it compare to a paralegal? Believe it or not, hiring a legal document assistant can help you save thousands of dollars you would otherwise waste on an attorney! To help you determine which process is better for you, we've outlined from A to Z everything a legal document assistant can do.

By |2020-04-03T16:42:10-07:00April 4th, 2020|Legal Document Assistants, Miscellaneous|1 Comment

California Rental Agreement Checklist

One of the most important things a landlord can do when renting to a tenant is to have a good written California rental agreement. Should eviction proceedings be filed, the court will want to review the signed agreement. Below is a checklist for a top notch rental agreement. Read on to learn more about what you should [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:39-08:00September 7th, 2016|Real Property|Comments Off on California Rental Agreement Checklist

Abandoned Property Left by Tenant

California requires landlords to follow rules when disposing abandoned property left by tenant. In particular, California law has three different ways a landlord can remove and get rid of a tenant’s personal property. The proper procedure the landlord follows will depend on the situation. Read on to learn more about what to do with property [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:39-08:00September 7th, 2016|Civil litigation, Real Property|Comments Off on Abandoned Property Left by Tenant

Serving Unknown Tenants in Eviction is Critical

Several issues may arise when evicting tenants in California. A critical issue involves serving unknown tenants in eviction unlawful detainer lawsuits. For example, it is common for tenants to sublease their apartment to co-tenants without the landlord’s permission. Sometimes other family members such as a mother-in-law or other relative move in with the tenant but [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:53-08:00May 27th, 2016|Real Property|5 Comments

Ventura County Court Simi Valley Relocates Eviction and Unlawful Detainer Cases to Ventura

Effective July 29, 2013, all documents relating to Ventura county court Simi Valley unlawful detainer cases will be processed in the Ventura clerk's office located on the second floor of the Hall of Justice, Room 210.  All unlawful detainer matters will be heard on Thursdays in Courtroom 44 at 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. For efficiency [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:48:20-08:00June 26th, 2013|California Courts|Comments Off on Ventura County Court Simi Valley Relocates Eviction and Unlawful Detainer Cases to Ventura