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Recover money on damages caused by tenants: property damage, stolen items, cleaning fees, and more.

Bad tenants happen. Sooner or later, property owners and managers will have the unpleasant experience of being in a rental contract with them. The best tenant screening methods can be in place, but the truth of the matter is that people change. Tenants can oblige to the rental contract for many months, but due to unfortunate circumstances, can severely break the contract shortly after. As a result, millions of dollars in unpaid rent, property damage, and legal fees are paid by property owners every year. Fortunately, California has laws in place that protect landlords when these situations happen.

Filing a small claims case with the local court can help recover all damages caused from bad tenants. Fast Eviction Service has been filing small claims since 1979, and have become experts in these types of disputes. We can quickly file a claim with the court for you to get started. Once we have won your case, we can then start collecting money on your behalf. With our small claims and collection teams working together, we are able to provide these services from start to finish in our office. This all-inclusive service has made us the best choice for landlord legal services in California for more than 30 years.

Call (800) 686-8686 to speak to us about your particular case. Our small claims experts can guide you and provide legal advice on how to best approach your unique situation. Our attention to detail for every case includes preparing our client for the trial. We provide important tips and legal advice on how to approach your dispute in order to win the case.

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Get started with your small claims today! Simply download our easy to use small claims packet. This packet includes instructions on how to fill out the paperwork, and a list of items needed in order to proceed with the case. Once you have reviewed our packet, give us a call at (800) 686-8686. We will happily go over the packet with you to make sure it’s properly filled out and help answer any questions you have before sending it to us.

A list of items needed in order to file your small claims case:

  • TOTAL AMOUNT OWED – for cases filed as of 01/01/24, the total amount cannot exceed $6,250 for a business or $12,500 for an individual.
  • PICTURES (if applicable)

An important reminder to our clients: Law requires that you appear at the trial, an attorney cannot represent you.

We provide a list of tips to help you prepare and win your small claims case. Feel free to print this and use it as your check list. Thank you for business, and good luck with your case.

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