- Serve the tenant with a notice to quit.
A 30 day notice to quit can be issued if a month to month tenant has lived in the unit for under a year. A 60 day notice is required has occupied the unit for over a year.
- If a tenant does not vacate the premises on/or before the indicated date of the notice, the next step in the eviction process is to file a complaint with the Superior Court of California.Complaints can be filed through the Superior Court of California and must be served to the tenant within 60 days of filing. Failure to do so may result in a dismissal of the case.
- Tenant has 5 to 15 days to file an answer with the Court.
If no answer is filed, it is the property owner’s responsibility to file a request for a hearing. The date of the hearing will be scheduled within 20 days of the file request.
- Superior Court of California will then issue the tenant a final notice to vacate the premises.
Final notices can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days after hearing has concluded.
- Final notice to vacate the premises is issued by the Court.
Upon issuance, the tenant has 5 days to vacate. Failure to comply with these rules will result in a vusut by the sheriff for mandatory removal of the tenant from the property.