A Prejudgment Claim to Right of Possession is a form used for the purpose of avoiding third-party claims in an eviction/unlawful detainer action. The Prejudgment Claim to Right Possession is for the purpose of giving notice to any unnamed occupants of a subject property that an eviction action has been initiated. After a prejudgment claim to right of possession, any unnamed occupants may file their own prejudgment claim form to preserve their rights in the subject property. If said unnamed occupants fail to do so, those unnamed occupants will lose their rights in the subject property, and the eviction action may proceed.
However, if the litigant filing the eviction action fails to file a prejudgment claim to right of possession, and an unnamed tenant does file a prejudgment claim, then the eviction will be delayed in order for a hearing to take place to determine if the unnamed tenant should have been included as a defendant in the original eviction action. At Underwood Law Firm, our attorneys are more than familiar with prejudgment claims to right of possession.