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How to Fight an Unlawful Detainer in California

How to Fight an Unlawful Detainer in California

As a tenant, don’t be concerned if you don’t know how to fight an unlawful detainer in California on your own. When faced with an unlawful detainer, most tenants are unaware of the appropriate next steps to take, as this is not common knowledge. However, having an expert in your corner can help make the process run more smoothly. At Stop Eviction Consultants, we offer the expertise and assistance you need to fight an unlawful detainer in California. Here’s how.

How to Fight an Unlawful Detainer in California

The most important part of knowing how to fight an unlawful detainer in California is understanding your rights. We help advocate for you and know the law inside and out throughout the state. Once we gather information about your situation, we’ll help educate you on all of your rights as a tenant to make the best decision possible.

Unlawful Detainer is a Legal Issue

Fighting an unlawful detainer on your own is not the answer, as it must be done a certain way to set you up for success. As you would with any other legal issue, it’s important to seek help from a professional with experience successfully stopping evictions. We ensure that your paperwork is:

  • filled out completely
  • contains the necessary information for eviction stoppage
  • is filed correctly according to court standards

A misstep in filing could result in your eviction proceeding as normal instead of stopping, so it’s extremely important to make sure you do it right. We want you to be able to stay in your home!

What If I’ve Already Filed My Own Court Paperwork?

If you’ve already:

  • received a Sherriff’s lockout notice; or
  • filed your own court paperwork;

We will not be able to stop your eviction and your best course of action is to contact an eviction attorney or seek legal advice directly from the courthouse.

Ask Us For Help

We’re also here to answer your questions about the eviction process and tenants’ rights. In some scenarios, you may be covered by the Tenant Protection Act, which helps protect tenants from being abused or misled by their landlords. For example, this act would cover situations where a landlord requires a tenant to pay more than their rent or a landlord did not give proper notice of a rent increase. Just like you have laws to follow as a tenant, landlords must also adhere to State laws. 

Don’t worry about fighting an unlawful detainer on your own. Stop Eviction Consultants is here to help. Contact us today for a free, risk-free consultation to take the first steps to fight your unlawful detainer notice. We’re here to help you navigate this difficult situation.