Real Estate Law (esp. Landlord-Tenant)/Tenancy UD Question



I am preparing to evict a tenant from my home in Los Angeles.  I was forced to dismiss one UD case after the tenant proved that my statement of rent due was incorrect.

I am preparing to refile the UD case, but this time I'm going to understate the amount of rent owed by a couple of thousand dollars.  

Will this guarantee that the tenant cannot claim an incorrect amount in court, resulting in a second dismissal?

Thank you for your time and consideration.


There's never any guarantees in court, Rick.  An overstatement of rent due, however, will likely be fatal to an eviction.  You may not put down late fees on the termination notice.  There are many other restrictions as well.  My firm handles evictions in Los Angeles.  Let me know if you would like our help.

Thanks for your question!

David Piotrowski
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