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Apartment lockout due to non payment. Paperwork not fully

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Apartment lockout due to non payment. Paperwork not fully filled out. Paperwork received Monday, lockout performed wed. Does this constitute three three full days, dog inside, they also did not answer my call as said "24 hours a day to get a key". I need help to see where I stand legally.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Dear Customer,

If your landlord did not give you proper notice AND go to court with a forcible entry and detainer action, to get a judgment of possession, the lockout is an "illegal eviction" and you can sue the landlord for money damages.