Eviction is the result of a court decision in an unlawful detainer case. An unlawful detainer case can be filed when there is just cause, or when there is no cause, except as modified by the Tenant Protection Act. In situations with no cause, the landlord needs to give the tenant a 30-day (or 60-day depending upon the length of the tenancy) notice to vacate without stating any cause or reason. If the tenant does not leave within that time, the landlord can then file an unlawful detainer, and, assuming the tenant has no legal defense, the court will order eviction of the tenant.

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