When a landlord makes a mistake and files an Unlawful Detainer for eviction from their home in California, you may need to file a motion to stay. Here is how you will to protect you from being evicted:
- Visit the court that is assigned to your particular eviction within the first week of receiving your Unlawful Detainer. The address of the court will be under the Unlawful Detainer.
- Complete the form, which is called “Answer – Unlawful Detainer (UD-105).” If the eviction notice is made by a mistake, you will have a strong cause to file a Demurrer or Motion to Quash Service.
- Prepare all your answers for the court correctly and truthfully. Provide all proofs and strong documents that help your argument and protects you against the landlord’s complaint.
- Consult a good lawyer for legal aid and advice. There are also legal aids in courts that help in filling forms.
- Prepare for the court costs. Every case has a different cost, and with a jury, the prices will be different.