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Landlord Eviction

Get possession of your property back, fast.

Our eviction lawyers prosecute on evictions on behalf of landlords, property managers, and tenants throughout the entire State of California.  

The eviction law firm of Law Office of Aaron Kohanim focuses a large part of its law practice on Landlord Tenant litigation. If you are a landlord, property manager, or tenant and you need help prosecuting an eviction against a residential or commercial tenant, call the Law Office of Aaron Kohanim today and speak with a Los Angeles eviction lawyer. Our attorneys are passionate about providing the highest caliber legal representation in all landlord tenant matters. 

For our landlords and property management clients, we offer no-hassle, rush eviction services. Evictions are “summary procedure” causes of action and time is of the essence. 

WE WILL EVICT A TENANT, REMOVE A TRESPASSER, OR EJECT A FORMER OWNER

Reasons to Start an Eviction

In California, a landlord may be able to evict a tenant if the tenant:

  • Fails to pay the rent on time;

  • Breaks the lease or rental agreement and will not fix the problem (like keeping your cat when pets are not allowed);

  • Damages the property bringing down the value (commits “waste”);

  • Becomes a serious nuisance by disturbing other tenants and neighbors even after being asked to stop; or

  • Uses the property to do something illegal.

Tenant Eviction Process

1. Serve tenant with the appropriate notice

2. Wait for the Notice to Expire

​3. File all legal documents with the court

​4. Serve the tenant with the proper legal documents

​5. Wait for the tenant to respond to the Eviction/Unlawful Detainer Action

​6a. If uncontested, the trial will go to default and the landlord will acquire possession.

6b. If contested, a trial date will be set and both the landlord and tenant will be present in court.

​7. A lockout date will be achieved and the tenant will have until the lockout date to leave the property. If the tenant does not leave the property, the Sheriff will post a notice to vacate and the tenant will be forced to leave.

Attempting to file an eviction on your own, without the advice of legal counsel, is not advisable. A lack of knowledge concerning California’s and/or Los Angeles Evictions laws could compel you to refile your entire case. The City of Los Angeles passed strict Rent Control Laws, known as the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (“LARSO”) which requires a through knowledge of the law to make sure the landlord is in compliance at all times. If you are seeking legal advice concerning filing an eviction against your tenant get in touch with an experienced eviction lawyer at the Law Office of Aaron Kohanim.

Commercial Evictions

You have rented out your warehouse, office, retail space, or other commercial property on the basis of an oral or written agreement. For one reason or another, the tenant breached the terms of the lease. You now need to consider evicting Tenant.

California law draws several clear distinctions between residential and commercial evictions, the latter being more complicated and often more likely to be litigated. One of the most common ways a tenant might breach a lease is by refusing to pay rent or failing to pay rent or other charges due under the Lease. Commercial landlords need to be cognizant about how evictions are not self-help measures, and landlords cannot lock their tenants out without resorting to judicial process.

Evictions have to be done according to the laws of California. Changing the locks or in anyway altering the property without first going through the judicial process may be an illegal or wrongful eviction. Without a team of legal professionals to guide you along the way, you run the risk of wrongfully evicting your commercial tenant. Retaining an eviction lawyer with experience litigating commercial leases is critical to a landlord’s success in Court.

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