If you don’t move out after your lease ends and your landlord takes legal action, it’s called an unlawful detainer eviction.
motenanthelpLast updated 06/23/2023
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Understanding the unlawful detainer eviction
If you don't move out after your lease ends, then your landlord may file an unlawful detainer eviction. If your landlord gives you a notice of lease termination, demands you move, and you do not move, then your landlord may file an unlawful detainer lawsuit against you. Even if you pay rent, in some cases you may still be sued for unlawful detainer if you do not move out after the termination of the tenancy. If the judge decides for the landlord, the judge may order you to move from your home, and/or pay double rent for the time you stayed past the date you were supposed to leave, damages, plus attorney’s fees or court costs.