Tenant’s Rights Clinic
Unlawful Detainer Summons and Complaint
Have you been served with an “Unlawful Detainer Summons and Complaint?” Then you only have 5 days to respond (including weekends). You may pick up an “Answer” packet and fee waiver form from the courthouse indicated in the document you received.
Personal household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.
If you are a tenant in a property that was foreclosed, you have special protections. This brochure prepared by Bay Area Legal Aid provides some basic information about your rights.
For additional help, call:
Bay Area Legal Aid Legal Advice Line