Evictions

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The various steps required to obtain a judgment in court can be complex. It is, therefore, always recommended that an Attorney be contacted for help and legal advice. The following are the steps for an Eviction (single lodgers, motels and hotels excluded).

  • TENANT NOTICE(S)*
  • UNLAWFUL DETAINER SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT/COURT JUDGMENT
  • WRIT OF EXECUTION (POSSESSION OF REAL PROPERTY)

     

  • EVICTION PROCEDURE completed by the Kings County Sheriff’s Civil Division: The procedure for eviction, once the Writ and a Letter of Instructions is delivered to the Sheriff’s Civil Division for service, is detailed in Section 1174 of the Code of Civil Procedures. From the date of service of the Writ by the Sheriff’s Civil Division, the tenant is given five (5) days to vacate the premises. Within the 5 day period, the Sheriff will schedule a date/time to restore the property back into the possession and control of the owner/agent.

*Eviction Notices such as 3 day, 30 day, 60 day and 90 day notices are not provided by the Civil Division. Deciding which notice to provide would require the advice of an Attorney, Legal Counsel or Kings County Legal Aid. The Civil Division is prohibited from providing legal advice.

  • Kings County Small Claims Advisor (559)582-3211, ext. 4430
  • Visalia Legal Aid – (559)733-8770

 

 



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