What to do if a landlord evicted tenant with 30 day notice but now tenant has threatened the landlord and has placed a lock on their room?

What can the landlord do to get the tenant out before 30 days? I can provide proof of the threats via text message? What can I do to gain entry to the room. The tenant is not on the lease nor has an agreement with the landlord. Only “verbal”.

Asked on November 7, 2011 under Real Estate Law, California


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the tenant has threatened the landlord after a notice of termination and has locked the room that the tenant resides within the presumed communal home, I suggest that the landlord immediately consult with a landlord tenant attorney about the best way to resolve the situation.

If the thirty (30) days come and go and the tenant still remains on premises, the landlord's option is to file an unlawful detainer action against the tenant, serve him or her with the summons and complaint and go through the legal process.

Good luck.

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