How to Evict a Tenant Quickly in California
If your current tenants are not respecting your property, then you’ll want to figure out how to get them out as soon as possible.
In order to evict a tenant quickly in California, the tenants would have to have broken rules in your contract or you need to follow a series of steps to legally evict them. We will list some different options that you can try to quickly evict a tenant.
Offer to Pay Them to Leave
The first thing that you can try to do is offer the tenant money to move out. This may work, but only if they have somewhere else they can go and if the money was important enough for them to move. Most people will move out if you pay them enough money, but some tenants may require more than you want to pay. It may be more cost effective to have them remain on the property.
If your tenants are not interested in you paying for them to leave, then here are a few other options that you have.
Accelerated Eviction Procedure
Don’t get confused with the accelerated procedure. These are some of the facts about it.
If you are looking for a way to quickly get bad tenants out, then this is not the fastest option.
It takes between six to ten weeks once you have issued the proceedings to the court order.
You can only use this order to obtain possession based on section 21. In order to be able to do this, you have to serve a section 21 first and the fixed term has ended.
So, although this is a legal way to have a tenant evicted, it is not the quickest way to do so.
A Standard Eviction
If you have an AST, a standard eviction is possible, this, however, can take three to six months. There is no way to push this process to go faster as doing so can actually delay it. All you can do is wait through the steps and act promptly to make sure everything you need to turn in is perfect to prevent further delay.
Look for Ways the Tenants Are Breaking Their Contract
If your tenants are damaging the property, or doing something illegal in the home, then you can call the cops. They may be required to move out because of a broken contract. But remember even if they are arrested, you can’t go in and change the locks. You will need to wait and make sure it is legally okay for you to have them evicted.
Unfortunately, once a tenant has been handed the keys to the property you lose control over it. You can only get it back if the tenants move out voluntarily or you have a court order for possession. This can take months, and will not help your situation.
But, one way that you can get rid of tenants is to sell the property. However, the tenants have to stay because there are still stipulations.
Try Selling Your Home
If you are seriously considering selling your property because you don’t have the time or are sick of disrespectful tenants, this might be a great option for you. Unfortunately, selling the property with tenants still on the premises isn’t easy.
You will have to find a buyer and convince them to purchase the home with the tenants still living in it. This isn’t easy to do, especially on your own. Finding a real estate agent to do this for you will be more expensive and they will have just as hard of a time as you would.
So now what? Well, Penny Lane Home Buyers has a simple solution for you. Sell your property to us the cash buyers. We will purchase your rental as is AND with your current tenants still living inside the home. We don’t care what condition the property is in and how bad your tenants behave.
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