Commercial Unlawful Detainers/Evictions

Commercial property owners in San Diego increasingly find themselves in difficult positions with their tenants. In many cases, the commercial property owner is left with no option but to begin eviction procedures (unlawful detainer actions), sometimes against long time tenants with exceptional leasing histories.  The decision to evict isn't always easy for landlords.  In the commercial leasing world, even exceptional tenants sometimes fall under hard times and landlords may be torn between keeping a known entity and abandoning a lost cause.  While consideration of a tenant's superior history carries significant weight, landlords understand that a sound business decision is required. If a tenant with an exceptional history is telegraphing certain failure, it makes little sense to allow them to bury themselves further.  The problem of course is that determining whether or not a tenant is doomed to failure is extremely difficult.  At the Law Office of Donald R. Oder, we represent both tenants and landlords and work closely with our clients towards practical solutions while keeping in mind that reliable tenants with long histories have value.  

The concept behind unlawful detainer law in California is that the value of real property is at risk when issues of possession remain unresolved.  As such, eviction procedures (unlawful detainers) in California are summary proceedings designed to resolve issues of possession quickly and efficiently.  In fact, the unlawful detainer action in California is no different from any civil case except that everything happens much faster. It is civil litigation. In ordinary lingo, the unlawful detainer action is a law suit. At the Law Office of Donald R. Oder, we put our considerable litigation experience to work for our clients with the ultimate goal of achieving efficient and cost effective results. We don’t charge our clients for every 15 minute phone call. Our philosophy is that an open line of communication is the best way to achieve client satisfaction. We believe that our clients shouldn’t hesitate to contact us for fear of excessive charges. There is no charge for initial consultations, and in some specific instances we charge a flat fee for prosecuting or defending a commercial unlawful detainer action.

At the Law Office of Donald R. Oder, we also understand that our clients do not benefit from long protracted legal action or inefficient use of their lawyer’s time. Rather we strive to bring cases to resolution by whatever means available as quickly and as efficiently as possible so that our clients can get on with their business. Effective legal representation in the prosecution or defense of an unlawful detainer action will often lead to a positive result via negotiation long in advance of trial. Resolving a case early saves our clients money which in turn results in long and rewarding associations.

The process of eviction requires strict attention to the procedural timelines and requirements under California law. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, important decisions must be made in a relatively short time including decisions that may impact future claims for damages. As an experienced litigator, attorney Don Oder understands the consequences of delay both as it affects our clients’ business needs and as it affects the quality of the litigation itself. At the Law Office of Donald R. Oder, we pay close attention to our clients’ short term and long term business goals.

For a free consultation, contact San Diego Eviction Attorney Donald R. Oder at (888) 900-9002.

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog - Commercial Unlawful Detainer/Eviction