Are there other options besides filing an unlawful detainer to get someone out of my property?

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Are there other options besides filing an unlawful detainer to get someone out of my property?

Tenants have not paid any rent in 16 months. A 30 day was served over 6 mths ago. Due to the death of my mother and my own medical issues I was not able to enforce the notice. When I have approached them face to face I have been physically threatened. I have recently learned of illegal narcotics are being sold out of the property as well. Isn’t there something I can do like maybe trespassing or something criminal to get them out of my property?

Asked on May 1, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You will most likely have to revive your eviction process and go through fully with it which includes the possession paperwork and then the sheriff's eviction.   Your tenant is a holdover tenant and is still required to pay rent. You cannot hold off. Add the amount your tenants now owe to the new action. 


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