What Is An Unlawful Detainer Action?

Under California Civil Code Section 1951.3 an “unlawful detainer” is the court action a landlord must bring in order to evict a tenant. If the landlord wins, the unlawful detainer order will allow the sheriff to forcefully remove the tenant from the residence if the tenant still refuses to leave.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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