Columbus Short Landlord Gets Court Order You Don't Live Here No More

10/14/2014 12:10 AM PDT

Ex "Scandal" star Columbus Short is a real loser -- lost his job, lost his wife ... and now he's lost his home too.

Short had been renting a place outside L.A. ... in the Valley ... for $6,995/month, but his landlord gave him the heave-ho once he fell about a month behind on the rent.

The landlord must have been aware of Short's recent track record, because he got a court order giving Short 5 days to get the hell out. Turned out to be unnecessary though ... since Columbus bolted on his own. The landlord tells us he's not sure if the actor paid back rent before leaving.

But hey, any exit Columbus makes these days without a fight ... is a good one.