If you’ve received any notice from the court, it’s important that you immediately connect with a legal service provider who can determine your rights based on where you live and help you best respond to keep you in your home. If you were in eviction proceedings before the COVID-19 emergency, you must get help immediately.
The court’s Notice of Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) Filing alerts you that a lawsuit for eviction has been filed. A Summons and Complaint for eviction requires a response within 5 working days. And a Sheriff’s 5-Day Notice to Vacate requires that you go to court within days to stop the Sheriff from locking you out. DO NOT delay. To find out if you’re eligible for free legal assistance or to be referred to low-cost legal help, click here.
If you received a Notice to Quit, Pay Rent, Cure or Quit, a Notice of Termination (30-, 60- or 90-day), a letter from your landlord, or a letter from a government agency (Local Health Department, Los Angeles Housing Community Investment Department, Section 8), it’s important for you to know your rights and connect with a legal service provider, so you can protect yourself from eviction and stay in your home. To find out if you’re eligible for free legal assistance or to be referred to low-cost legal help, click here.