If a person has no proof of ever paying rent, how long does it take to evict them

Asked 7 months ago - Cerritos, CA

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  1. Shaye Larkin

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . It is not possible to answer this question - evictions can take a long time or a short time depending on many factors. A person's own testimony that they have paid rent can be considered proof if they are a credible person.

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  2. Lubna Khan Jahangiri

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    Answered . It depends on how hard the tenants fight back. Some tenants are successful in delaying the process for years on technicalities, tying the process in litigation and appeals.

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  3. Brad S Kane


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    Answered . Assuming the tenant claims to have paid rent and you issue a 3 day notice to pay or quit, it normally takes about 4 to 6 weeks to get a trial date. However, if there are difficulties in service of process, the tenant declares bankruptcy, etc. there can be significant delays.

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