It’s the 10th of the month, and you have yet to receive your resident’s rent payment for the month. What do you do? You’ve called, sent texts, emails; even posted a 3-day notice to pay or quit. Yet no response from the resident. Where do you turn next? You’ve never dealt with this sort of situation, so where do you turn?
Over the last three decades, Management One has processed several evictions, so we know a thing or two about hiring an eviction attorney. During this time, we have worked with a couple of the attorneys listed below. Other attorneys listed are used by other management companies in the area. Let me just say one thing; it’s not always about price when selecting an attorney, sometimes you get what you pay for. And we ALWAYS encourage landlords to hire a professional when it comes to legal matters. Check out the article below for a guide to the Eviction Process...
We know first-hand just how important it is to ensure that as a landlord, you are using the most current legal forms for serving 3-day notices. The forms required and the “language” that needs to be included changes, sometimes, so it’s important to ensure you are using the most current forms. (DO NOT use a 3-day form off the shelf). If the form is not correct and correctly filled out, you can get to the court date, which can take two months, and if incorrect the Judge will make you start all over, yes start all over so this is not something that you can afford to make a mistake on. Then you must serve your resident, and that can be a pain in the backside. Who has time to sit around and wait for them to come home? I am sure you have better things to do with your time, like go to the beach or to a movie. When you hire an attorney, typically, they will handle all the logistics for you, giving you peace of mind. Let’s be real, filing an eviction is not a DIY project that a novice should tackle, there is a reason attorney go to school for years and years. Even as an experienced property manager, we rely on our eviction attorney to update us recent law changes and the proper verbiage to include on our notices.
If you find yourself in need of an eviction attorney here is a list of the Inland Empire’s top eviction attorneys to help aide, you with this process. A good Attorney should give you a weekly update so ask them that before you hire them.
- Law Offices of Barry Lee O’Connor – is devoted exclusively to the representation of landlords and landlord collections. He has been helping landlords, and management companies evict troublesome tenants for over 20 years. They provide services in residential evictions, commercial evictions, post-foreclosure evictions, and collections.
- Fast Evictions – has been providing eviction collection and small claims attorney services for landlords in California since 1979. They use professional, well-trained staff that are equipped with the latest computer systems. Specializing in properly handling all the legal paperwork and filing with the court, this saves you a lot of time and money.
- Eviction Group- is a California based law firm focused on residential and commercial unlawful detainers. They provide services throughout Southern California, including the Inland Empire.
- Express Evictions – providing eviction and residential, legal services in California, but most importantly, the Inland Empire. They are a law firm specializing in landlord-tenant law, Real Estate law, and unlawful detainer lawsuits. From the preparation and service of the notices, they will walk you through the entire eviction process.
- Cal-Lawyer – located in Riverside, this office deals closely with estate litigation making sure you work with someone who gets it right from the beginning to end. They also value their clients time, so they make sure they are prepared and up to date on all relevant issues which takes away the worry when it comes to your legal concerns.
As the accounting guru for Management One, I deal closely with evictions and know firsthand how important it is to have an experienced legal team in your corner to help facilitate this process. From the paperwork to verbiage, to properly serving your resident. You don’t want to experience the misfortune of losing a case based on inexperience in dealing with this sort of legal matter.
As a Management One client, you would receive Eviction coverage (on a resident we place in the property), so you don’t have to worry about this headache or the cost. You will receive a weekly update about the current status and what the next step is in the process. An eviction can have several different roads it can take depending on what your resident does or doesn’t do.