Evictions can be drama-filled, but they don’t have to be.  Most often an eviction is simply the outcome when the tenant cannot afford to pay the rent.  However, in some cases, the Landlord is being over-aggressive in an effort to get out of an unfavorable lease.

In this video, California Attorney and Real Estate Broker Chris Adishian answers the question, “Are commercial and residential evictions commonplace?” at the South Bay Association of Realtors Commercial Attorney Panel on June 2, 2015.

Transcript

If you look across the county, for example, in LA County, I know there’s not a lot of visibility into the legal system from laypeople, and I’d like to provide that.  Unlawful detainers are a significant percentage of what’s actually in court.  I’ve seen estimates as high as 30%, 40%, 50% of a judge’s case volume in a civil court, is unlawful detainer.  And now, they’ve even made, in LA County, as an attempt to organize it, they’ve made specialty courts where that judge, all day every day, all he hears is unlawful detainers.  So, you are entering into a business, and that business does involve litigation.