California Unlawful Detainer (Complaint)
The California Unlawful Detainer complaint is served to the tenant along with the Unlawful Detainer Summons when the tenant has violated the lease agreement.
Document Last Modified: 1/15/2020
Who: This is served on a tenant after the notice period expires and the tenant remains non-compliant.
What: This is the official document used to initiate court proceedings.
When: File this with the appropriate county court, after your tenant has been served with proper notice, has not paid or corrected any violation after the notice period has expired.
Please Note: The Summons and Complaint are served on the tenant personally, by a disinterested third party, usually a licensed process server.
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