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I am renting a room in a house for $800/month (no contract). I lost my job. I am a month and a half behind in rent. what is the eviction process in this situation?
The landlord starts by giving you a written 3 day notice to pay rent or vacate. If you can't do so within that 3 day period, the landlord can then file an unlawful detainer action with the Superior court clerk.
The clerk sets a hearing date and the landlord is responsible for having you served by the sheriff or constable. At the hearing date, the judge will hear from both sides and then issue an order granting the landlord a judgment and issuing a writ of execution for any delinquent rent and costs including reasonable attorney's fees..
After the writ is issued, landlord can have the sheriff serve it on you 5 days later and forcibly evict you if you haven't vacated.
So from the time the 3 day is delivered to when the landlord can have the sheriff force you to leave it will be about a month..
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