A common question for many new property owners is how to evict a previous tenant. For example, you just bought a home and would like to live in it. However, the previous owner used the property as rental property and has a tenant living there with a valid lease. In this case, you will need the help of aÂ Santa Ana eviction attorneyÂ to assert your rights so that you can move in.
Process of Eviction Following a Sale
Generally, a Santa Ana eviction lawyer can explain to you that a sale of property by itself normally does not trigger the eviction process. However, there are situations where the sale may give the new owner the right to evict the tenant:
- Evict All Tenants.Â A new property owner can evict a tenant if the property owner is getting out of the rental business completely. A Santa Ana eviction attorney can tell you that there are strict rules and timelines that must be followed to use this eviction procedure. In addition, a landlord cannot continue to rent out certain units on the property, if he chooses to undergo this process.
- Move-In.Â A new owner may be able to evict the tenants from one unit if the owner plans to move in himself. In addition, this eviction process may be used so that a family member of the landlord can move in. There are strict rules that must be followed for this eviction process and you will want to talk to a Santa Ana eviction lawyer.
These are just two examples where you may be able to evict a tenant following a sale. To learn about options for eviction in your specific case, talk to a Santa Ana eviction attorney.
Contact a Santa Ana Eviction Attorney
If you need assistance with evicting a tenant following the sale of a property, contact an experienced attorney at Schiff & Shelton by calling (949) 417-2211.