You have most likely heard the term eviction, or heard of one speaking of being evicted. However, the term unlawful detainer may not be as common knowledge as the term eviction.
Unlawful detainer is the conduct in which one who is in possession of an apartment or leased property and refuses to leave the premises upon the expiration or termination of the lease. This usually occurs when the landlord is wanting to evict the tenant for non-payment of rent.
If you as the tenant have been served with eviction papers, or even a 3-day notice to quit, you still have rights to argue your defense. Just because one has been served with a 3-day notice to quit or other eviction documents, does not mean that you do not have the right to a defense.
However, unlawful detainers are time sensitive and in most cases one only has 3-5 days to...
The most common landlord-tenant issue evolves around 3-day notices and evictions. A 3-day notice is the first step in the eviction process. A landlord must provide the tenant with a written 3-day notice and if the tenant does not oblige to the terms of the notice, the landlord has the right to file an unlawful detainer case in court.
If you have found yourself served a 3-day notice we recommend you immediately contact an attorney to help defend yourself and fight for your right to stay, if desired. If you do not desire to stay, an attorney can still assist with helping to ensure your rights are protected and that your losses or damages are mitigated.
A 3-day notice can be given for a variety of reasons and commonly referred to...