After the Case
In California, once the judge (or jury) has decided whether or not the tenant has the legal right to remain in the rental unit, the judge will sign a court order stating what decision was made.
However, the case is not completed until the person who won the case has filed one more form.
This form is a Judgment - Unlawful Detainer (Form UD-110)
- This must be filled out by the landlord OR the tenant, and then filed at the courthouse where the hearing took place.
- The unlawful detainer process will not be completed until this form has been filed
with the court.
In California, once the judge or jury has decided whether or not the tenant can stay in the rental unit, the judge will sign a court order stating the decision.
However, the case is not completed until the person who won the case has filed one more form. This form is a "Judgment - Unlawful Detainer" (Form UD-110). Learn
If the Judge or Jury Decided in Favor of the Tenant:
- The tenant will not have to move out of the rental unit, and
- The landlord may be ordered to pay the tenant's court costs and attorney's fees.
- The tenant may have to pay any back rent that is due, and,
- The judge may order that the tenant take other steps to resolve the problem with the landlord.
If the Judge or Jury Decided in Favor of the Landlord:
- The tenant WILL HAVE TO MOVE OUT of the rental unit right away.
- In addition, the court may order the tenant to pay the landlord's court costs and attorney's fees.
- The tenant may also have to pay for damages, such as overdue rent or the cost of repairs.
- How the tenant can be removed from the rental unit if he or she doesn't move out quickly and willingly,
- Security deposits,
- Ways either the landlord or the tenant can collect money owed,
- Each side's right to appeal the judgment.