My question involves an eviction in the state of: California
Hi I'm a process server in the state of California. I had a couple of questions and concerns about the way I should approach evicting somebody.
Just say I receive work from a lawyer, about evicting tenants in apartment complexes. They are also asking me to file with the court. So they overnight me the original documents that the land lord has provided.
what are the steps that i should do? I believe the steps listed below are correct.
step 1 File a summons and complaint with the local courthouse?
step 2 Serve the notice of eviction right away? or do I have to wait for a certain time period? serve through personal, substituted, or post and 1st class mail
step 3 File a proof of service? file the proof of service to who though? the courthouse or the lawyer that gave me the work? or both?
Am I missing any other steps?
and I believe the courthouse charges around $220-250 to file a complaint. What is the average going rate that I should charge to file the paper work to the courthouse, not including the courthouse charges.
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