Evictions can be traumatizing and usually move very quickly, so tenants must protect themselves by hiring attorneys who are experienced in eviction actions and protecting renter’s rights.
Eviction cases often take less than a month from when the landlord files a complaint to the time that trial is concluded – assuming a tenant asserts an effective defense. If the landlord has an efficient attorney, or the tenant doesn’t get a lawyer, then the case can move even faster.
Landlords use attorneys who know exactly how to take advantage of the speedy eviction process and can successfully use it to prevent tenants from asserting their rights and protections from the certain wrongful conduct of the landlord. This is why tenants need their own efficient and knowledgeable attorney who is experienced with the extremely compressed timetable of an eviction lawsuit and can adequately defend tenants in eviction lawsuits and, when possible, help reach a settlement with the landlord.
Once a tenant has been served with a summons and complaint, they are going to have to make some critical decisions about their eviction defense within a matter of days. It is crucial to contact an attorney immediately because postponing the decision to hire an attorney may prove costly and cannot be corrected later.If you have been served with a summons or complaint, contact an LA Tenant Lawyer today to discuss your case.