A major challenge for landlords is to collect past due rent from tenants. Even if the tenant is clearly in the wrong, California law makes it difficult for landlords to collect the money they are due. As a result, you may want to contact anÂ Orange County eviction lawyerÂ to learn your options.
Ways to Collect Past Due Rent
An Orange County eviction attorney can explain to you the different ways you can claim your unpaid rent. Some options that may be available to you include:
- Court-Ordered Judgment.Â If you formally evict your tenant for unpaid rent, your Orange County eviction lawyer can help you obtain a judgment for the unpaid amount. Generally, a tenant must comply with the court order or risk facing additional penalties.
- Security Deposit.Â An Orange County eviction lawyer can explain to you the situations where you may be able to deduct from the tenant’s security deposit any unpaid rent.
- Wage Garnishment.Â In some situations, you may seek a court action that garnishes the tenant’s wages. Generally, a portion of the tenant’s wages will be paid to you to cover the balance of the unpaid rent.
These are just some options that may be available to you to collect unpaid rent. To learn the specific actions that you may take, you will want to contact an Orange County eviction attorney.
Contact an Orange County Eviction Lawyer
If you have any questions about collecting unpaid rent, contact an attorney at Schiff & Shelton, Attorneys at Law by calling (949) 417-2211.