Can A Landlord Physically Evict A Renter?

No. A landlord cannot engage in what is called “self help” by taking actions to physically evict a tenant or physically prevent a tenant from entering the residence. The only legal eviction action a landlord has is to sue for unlawful detainer. Only a sheriff or other court officer can physically remove a tenant from a residence, and only after a judge has entered an unlawful detainer order.

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