Los Angeles Eviction Lawyers, Landlord Attorneys

Fast Eviction Service has been helping Los Angeles County landlords with eviction, collection, and small claims attorney services since 1979.

We understand how frustrating and stressful evictions can be for landlords who view this as an action of last resort. The eviction process has many potential pitfalls for landlords who often make expensive mistakes that have the effect of getting evictions cases thrown out of court if not properly served and filed, delaying and postponing the day landlords finally get their property and rental income back.

Fast Eviction Service is here to help guide you through each step of the process to a successful conclusion as quickly and inexpensively as possible. We can start your eviction today and handle everything for you from start to finish. We take the time to make sure we understand all the details of your case to be certain your Unlawful Detainer is handled accurately and professionally with superior legal service that’s the best value for your money.

Our decades of experience handling tens of thousands of eviction cases enables us to get all the necessary details of your notices and court filings properly served and executed, accurately foresee the probable outcome of your case and how long it will take. We represent landlords in both residential and commercial evictions throughout Los Angeles City and County.

The first step in knowing how to evict a tenant within the City of Los Angeles is determining if the rental falls under the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance or RSO that covers properties that were built on or before October 1, 1978, as well as certain replacement units.

This rent control ordinance governs rent increases and evictions on approximately 631,000 units in 118,000 properties throughout the City of Los Angeles. If the rental is subject to the rules governing RSO, the rental must be registered annually with the Housing Community Investment Department Los Angeles or HCIDLA.

To be registered, two major fees must be paid annually to fund the services provided by RSO and the Systematic Code Enforcement Program or SCEP fees. Information is available on Los Angeles RSO rental property registration and SCEP fees on the city’s website.

If the rental unit is not currently registered and up to date in the payment of these fees any eviction action within the City of Los Angeles on a rental covered by RSO will be thrown out of court losing valuable time recovering your property and your rental income. Non-compliance with other RSO regulations may also compromise your eviction when the case goes to court.

All rental properties covered by RSO must post notification that the property is subject to the RSO. The notice must be posted in the form provided by HCIDLA on their website and be posted in a conspicuous location in the lobby of the property, near a mailbox used by residents of the rental property, or in or near a public entrance to the property. The notice must be written in both English and Spanish as provided, as well as any other languages required by the Department.

RSO defines the legal reasons for eviction which generally fall into two categories:

1) Tenants At-Fault situations are where tenants fail to pay rent, violations of the rental or lease agreement like having pets or individuals not named in the rental or lease agreement living in the premises, creating a nuisance that interferes with the comfort, safety or quite enjoyment of others tenants, damaging the property or using the property for illegal purposes like drug dealing. Refusing the landlord reasonable access to the rental unit for repairs and inspections and refusal to renew a lease or rental agreement of similar terms and conditions are other Tenant At-Fault conditions under which tenants can be legally evicted under RSO.

2) Tenant Not At-Fault situations are where the landlord wants the rental unit for their own use or for a family member, wants the unit for the use of a resident manager, or wants to demolish or permanently remove the unit from the rental housing market.

Under most circumstances a landlord of a rental property covered by RSO may not evict a tenant in order to sell the property unless the property is owned by the Federal Government.

While the RSO covers properties within the City of Los Angeles limits that were built on or before October 1, 1978, other Los Angeles County Cities also have rent control including West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills which each have local regulations which must be followed if considering an eviction in these communities.

There are seven Los Angeles County Superior Court Courthouses authorized to hear eviction cases.


111 N. Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 830-0803

275 Magnolia Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 256-2310

12720 Norwalk Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 807-7266

300 E. Walnut St., Room 116
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 396-3399

400 Civic Center Plaza
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-3020

1725 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 255-1963

2630 Sylmar Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 989-6999

It is illegal for landlords to evict tenants on their own without first going to court and getting an Unlawful Detainer court order directing the tenant to move out.

According to a recent Redfin Eviction Study one out of every 80 renter households were evicted in Los Angeles County in 2014, which is the 20th highest eviction rate nationwide. Another recent study based upon the U.S. Census Bureau 2015 American Community Survey found that almost fifty-eight percent of Los Angeles County renters spent more than 30 percent of their income on rent in 2015, which is considered “cost burdened” by economists and federal agencies.

There are many very important and critical steps in the Los Angeles County eviction process, each of which must be done to the exact letter of the law to avoid expensive delays and prevent an eviction case from being thrown out of court costing the landlord more time, lost rent and money to restart.

Please allow our friendly and professional staff at Fast Eviction Service to help you toll free at (800) 686-8686, (909) 889-2000 or via email at: intake@fastevict.com. Se Habla Espanol!


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Fast Eviction Services Serves Landlords in the Los Angeles County Cities of:

Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Huntington Park, City of Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Cañada, Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Palos Verdes Estates, Paramount, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier.

And Landlords in the Los Angeles County Communities of:

Agoura, Alla, Alpine, Alsace, Altacanyada, Andrade Corner, Antelope Acres, Antelope Center, Athens, Aurant, Bassett, Big Pines, Boiling Point, Castaic Junction, City Terrace, Cornell, Del Sur, Del Valle, Firestone Park, Florence, Gorman, Hillgrove, Hi Vista, Indian Springs, Juniper Hills, Kagel Canyon, Kinneloa Mesa, Largo Vista, Llano, Malibu Vista, Monte Nido, Neenach, Ninetynine Oaks, Pearblossom, Rancho Dominguez, Red Box, Sand Canyon, Sandberg, Seminole Hot Springs, Three Points, Two Harbors, Universal City, Valyermo.

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