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What does the term unlawful detainer mean

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What does the term unlawful detainer mean
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Dimitry Esquire replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

The term "unlawful detainer" means that the party is illegally located on the premises. This is a notice that the other party is beginning an eviction proceeding against you. It means that after this notice, they will go to court to file a complaint and then will serve you with a summons. You will have the right to "answer" their summons in written format and then go to court to a hearing and try to fight them on this eviction.

Hope that helps.

Edited by Dimitry Alexander Kaplun on 4/27/2010 at 7:51 AM EST
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