As a landlord, from time to time it’s common to have issues with tenants. Noise complaints, non-payment of rent and other suspected lease violations can happen. When they do, discuss your case with an experienced Anaheim eviction lawyer.
Lease Violations and Non-Payment of Rent
The best defense is a good offense as the saying goes. Therefore, it’s a good idea to consult with an Anaheim eviction law firm as you prepare a lease for potential tenants. Your attorney can help ensure that the terms of your lease are properly spelled out. If a tenant violates a lease term, verbal warnings can only go so far. In order to preserve the opportunity to start an eviction, the law requires a specific, written notice be given to the tenant. That notice will give the tenant a certain number of days to “cure” or remove the lease violation or pay the rent. If they fail to do so, only then can the landlord take them to court on an eviction.
Going to Court
If your tenant does not respond to the properly served and filed eviction complaint, the landlord may be able to secure a judgment against them by default. If the tenant answers and disputes the allegations in the eviction complaint, it will be up to the judge to determine the outcome. A trial will likely be scheduled.
Trust your case to an experienced, aggressive Anaheim eviction lawyer. To make an appointment for an initial consultation with Schiff & Shelton, Attorneys at Law, call (949) 417-2211.