Unlawful Detainer

Chico Unlawful Detainer Attorney

Attorney Stacie Power represents plaintiffs and defendants in unlawful detainer lawsuits. Commonly known as an eviction, the unlawful detainer process is the legal proceeding in which a landlord seeks back rent payments and/or to have a tenant removed from the rental property. Attorney Power represents landlords and tenants in both residential and commercial proceedings.

California’s laws are strict and specific and if guidelines are not accurately followed, the suit is likely to fail. With such an important proceeding and your property or residence at stake, it is advisable to hire an experienced and effective unlawful detainer attorney to represent you in court. For those who cannot afford full legal services, Power Law P.C. offers low cost document preparation under the oversight of a qualified attorney.

Unlawful Detainer

In California, in order to legally evict a tenant, a landlord is required to file an unlawful detainer lawsuit. The eviction process usually begins when the landlord serves the tenant with a three day, 30 day or 60 day notice. Depending on the case, some notices request money and give the tenant the option to stay if the money is paid, while other notices request the tenant to leave.

In a three day notice, for example, the landlord has a duty to prove that they are the rightful property owner and that they rented the property to the tenant. They must prove that there was a lease, that the tenant still resides at the property, that the tenant was served a three day notice, and that the tenant did not pay the specified amount within the three days.

If the tenant receives a notice to terminate, the tenant normally receives at least 30 days to vacate the premises. In cases where the tenant has resided at the property for more than a year, they must be given at least 60 days.

Power Law P.C.

Power Law P.C. is a boutique law firm that provides personalized client attention in a wide array of matters, including landlord-tenant law, real estate law, bankruptcy law, family law, estate planning, criminal law and civil litigation. Power Law prides itself on building lifelong client relationships and in fact many of the firm’s clients are referrals from other satisfied clients.

Attorney Stacie Power and her staff promptly return phone calls and emails and keep clients informed of their cases. If you have an unlawful detainer or other legal matter, contact Power Law P.C. at 530-576-5740 for a telephone or office consultation. Power Law P.C. represents clients in the North state region of California from the Central Valley to the northern border.

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