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The relationship between landlords and tenants can often become complicated, especially when one party fails to uphold its obligations and responsibilities. When a dispute between a landlord and tenant arises, it’s best to contact an experienced attorney who can assess the details of the situation and determine the most successful path forward.

At Stephen Shepard Attorney at Law, we are committed to working with landlords only, and understand your goals so that we can help you achieve your desired outcome. Reach out today to get started.


The eviction process can be complicated for landlords, as California’s eviction laws tend to be fairly technical. If you need to evict a tenant, we can help you understand the steps you’ll need to take, from preparing an eviction notice to representing your interests in court if the need arises. No matter what the circumstances surrounding the eviction may be, we’re here to help you resolve this matter peacefully and successfully.

Unlawful Detainer

If your tenant has failed to pay you rent, you may initiate the eviction process by preparing and filing an unlawful detainer complaint. Essentially, an unlawful detainer action is a strategy for expediting the recovery of your rental property. We’ll work with you to understand the specifics of the situation so that we can help you achieve your desired outcome efficiently and effectively.


When a landlord is struggling with a tenant who has failed to pay rent, they can take legal action against the tenant by pursuing an eviction or unlawful detainer complaint. Once the court has made a judgment, you can request a writ of possession, which allows law enforcement to formally initiate the removal of the tenants from the premises. We can assist you with this process, ensuring that each step is completed successfully.

Failure to Pay Rent

When you enter into a rental agreement with a tenant, it is their responsibility to make on-time rental payments to you. When a tenant does not fulfill this obligation, you have the right to take legal action against them to obtain the payments you are owed, or, if necessary, to have them evicted. Reach out to our office today to learn more about your options.

COVID-19 Moratorium on Evictions

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Governor of California issued an executive order allowing local communities to temporarily halt evictions until September. However, it’s ultimately up to each city or county to determine whether to allow evictions to resume, and Orange County has seen a number of eviction cases proceed during this time. As courts struggle with a large number of eviction cases, our firm is here to help landlords understand their options for moving forward during this challenging time.

With nearly three decades of legal experience, Stephen Shepard Attorney at Law is fully prepared to help you resolve your landlord legal matters. Call our Huntington Beach office today at (714) 406-3350 or (714) 372-2228.