As a property manager and landlord attorney, I know firsthand how stressful it can be when terminating a tenancy. The loss of rent, cost to retain an attorney and a resident “gaming the system” to delay the eviction can create incredible anger for the unfortunate landlord.
I have found that by educating the client prior to commencing an eviction action, alerting the client about the chronology of the process and the likely timeline scenario, I reduce a client’s anxiety and stress. This helpful eviction flowchart provides a guide for the eviction process in California. It illustrates the steps you need to follow in the unfortunate event you need to evict a resident.
As demonstrated, the end result, if necessary, is the sheriff’s eviction. However, the process by which a sheriff arrives at the door to remove the resident can be both cumbersome and full of delay. There are many methods by which a resident and/or their attorney can delay the process. Of course, competent legal counsel can help insulate against said risk.
The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein (www.bornsteinandbornstein.com) maintains offices in both San Franciso and Oakland, CA, representing property owners/property management companies in successfully resolving their resident disputes.