After service of the required notices, you must wait until after the deadlines in the notices before you can start a holdover case. To start the case in court, you must serve the occupants you are evicting the notice of holdover and holdover petition. The holdover petition should state the reason or reasons why you are evicting the person. The notice of holdover must contain the date and place of the court hearing. Before serving these documents, you need to fill out these forms and take them to court to purchase an index number and get a court date.