Unlawful Detainer - Eviction

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Eviction cases are called an "unlawful detainer" in court.
An unlawful detainer lawsuit (eviction) is a court process that a landlord can use to try to make a tenant move out of his or her rental unit and/or pay rent that is owed.

SPECIAL NOTE: Other types of legal disputes between landlords and tenants
are generally handled in small claims court.  

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Get detailed information on filling out and filing court forms or responding to a claim, including:


Watch a video about "Resolving Your Eviction Case in the California Courts" with information about procedures, advisory services, and mediation for unlawful detainer cases. Available with English, Spanish, and Russian narration and subtitles.



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