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.
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.
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.