Douglas Allen Wright’s Guides

Douglas Allen Wright

Redding Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. Where to File an Eviction 101

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    The proper court where an eviction case needs to be filed is called the proper venue. The proper venue is the county where the property is located and in the court that tries that type of action is nearest and most accessible to where the property is located. The landlord (or Pla...

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  2. How to Evict a Tenant That Won't Leave When Your Home is For Sale

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    Your rental property is for sale. You have a long term tenant that is current with the rent and doesnt want to leave. But, you need the tenant to vacate the property prior to the close of escrow. Can you evict the tenant? Yes. Normally, when a tenant has resided at a property for...

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  3. How Much Can A Landlord Increase The Rent?

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    If a tenant has a lease for more than 30 days, the rent cannot be increased during that lease unless the lease provides for an increase. By comparison, if the tenant has a periodic rental agreement (e.g., month-to-month), the landlord can increase the rent but the landlord must g...

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  4. How to Evict a Tenant When the House is For Sale

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    Your rental property is for sale. You have a long term tenant that is current with the rent and doesnt want to leave. But, you need the tenant to vacate the property prior to the close of escrow. Can you evict the tenant? Yes. Normally, when a tenant has resided at a property for...

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  5. What Happens When The Tenant Files Bankruptcy?

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    When a person files for bankruptcy protection, an automatic stay issues regarding all debt collection related issues, including rent payments for a lease. The timing of the bankruptcy determines how the landlord can proceed: If the tenant files bankruptcy before service of the n...

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  6. What Does A California Landlord Need to Do When Returning A Tenant's Security Deposit?

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    A landlord has 21 days to to either send you a full refund of the security deposit, or provide an itemized statement that lists the amounts of any deductions for the security deposit and the reasons for the deductions. The rules regarding the itemized statement are very particula...

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  7. How to Evict a Tenant In California: The Typical Process of a California Eviction

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    Step One: Prepare Eviction Notice The first step in most eviction cases is the Eviction Notice. This for cause notice typically occurs when a tenant fails to pay rent, is too noisy, is selling narcotics, or has does something that violates an important lease cause. In other ins...

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  8. How to Properly Serve a Residential Eviction Notice in California

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    Once youve prepared the eviction notice, you need to make sure you serve the notice properly. There are a few options: first, you can do it yourself or have a friend to do it. These are the least expensive options. Second, you can hire a process server. This service will cost you...

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  9. The California Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent Or Quit: What You Need To Include To Win In Court

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    When the tenant fails to pay rent timely, the landlord should give the tenant a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. The notice must be in writing and accurately state: The full name of the tenant or tenants; The address of the rental property; The exact amount of rent that is...

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  10. Types of Residential Eviction Notices in California

    Written by attorney Douglas Wright, about 2 years ago.

    One of the most critical, yet confusing, steps in any residential eviction proceeding is the eviction notice. If not done correctly, your case will be dismissed. This guide outlines the types of evictions notices and when each is proper.

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