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Evictions – Unlawful Detainer


An unlawful detainer lawsuit is a suit brought by a landlord to obtain possession of rented property and receive payment of back rent. In order to legally evict a tenant, the landlord must file an unlawful detainer lawsuit.


Santa Barbara eviction attorney assisting clients with tenant evictions throughout Santa Barbara county. We assist landlords in eviction cases and will guide you through the eviction process and assist you in removing your tenant. We represent landlords in both residential and commercial evictions throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, Carpinteria, and more.

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The law forbids landlords from using “self-help”, i.e., locking out a tenant or removing them by force. You may only remove a tenant by lawful means as described above.

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Evictions in Santa Barbara usually take 1.5 to 3 months to complete. Contact us soon so that we can begin the process of getting your property back in your possession.

The Process:

Eviction cases in Santa Barbara generally begin when a tenant owes a landlord money due to unpaid rent, the violation of a term of the rental agreement, or simply when the landlord no longer wishes to rent the unit. The tenant is served with a termination of tenancy notice. If the tenant fails to move out by the expiration date specified in the termination notice, then a lawsuit is filed against the Santa Barbara tenant.

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