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Eden Lim, Real Estate Pro in La Habra, CA

Eviction Process in LA!

Asked by Eden Lim, La Habra, CA Mon Oct 8, 2012

The garage was converted to two room without a permit in city of Los Angeles, and each room is rented for $200 to help pay the mortgage. None of the tenant is paying the rent now, and I want to evict them. I was told by an eviction person that in city of LA, I have to pay each tenant $6000 and they will leave in 15 days. Is that true?

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Did you call the Inland Mediation Board in Los Angeles for free advice yet? Keep us posted...

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 22, 2012
You need a lawyer. Search for attorney in your local zip code. 30 minute free consult is possible.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 22, 2012
No, its not true. But the eviction process is just that, a process. Familiarize yourself with it and follow it or hire an attorney.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 8, 2012
Call the Inland Mediation Board. Here is a link for a brochure from them. They are a free legal advice service for tenant and Landlord rights. They should be able to legally answer all of your concerns at no cost to you.
Inland Mediation Board brochure
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 8, 2012
Please be careful how you proceed. The tenants can still collect relocation fee for non permitted units as well as without ever paying any rent. You are also at risk of of tenants reporting you to LAHD. Please contact a real estate attorney asap for assistance.

Good luck!

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 8, 2012
I would recommend you to leave it to an expert. Call or email Dennis P. Block for example at http://www.evict123.com

Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 8, 2012
The easiest way to evict someone is for non-payment of rent. Send them a 3-Day Notice to Pay or Move-Out. If you need to relocate the tenant for reasons listed under the L.A.Rent Stabilization Ordinance (rent control), then you would have to pay them. However, this is not your situation. Also, if this is a single family dwelling, it does not fall under rent control.

If your tenants pay, you may still have a problem if the rooms are illegal and not habitable, meaning no heat, electricity, windows, etc. Do not accept payment after the third day.

I manage properties in Los Angeles.
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I hear from an attorney that is easy to evict people who are in converted garages because they are no consider legal and therefore the law doesn't apply in the same way but I am not an attorney so I better share a link to one that I know is good at evictions http://www.yelp.com/biz/david-r-yardley-attorney-at-law-los-…
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Here is a link of the eviction process of California. I never heard about the $6,000 rule from an "eviction person" I didn't know these people exist.

http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/evictions.shtml

What I would do is contact some local property management companies who maybe able to help you then able to find some qualified tenants.
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