California Eviction Laws

In the California eviction process, any type of self-eviction is deemed illegal and can lead to financial damages that must be payed by the landlord. For instance, if the landlord attempts to deny the tenant access to the unit by changing the locks, shutting off utilities, etc. the landlord is liable to $100 everyday of the illegal treatment.

Tenant Eviction Notices

If the lease has ended and the landlord wishes to evict the tenant, a 30-day notice is required if the tenant has been there for less than a year. If the tenant has been there for more than a year, a 60-day notice is necessary.

A 3-day notice is needed for these types of evictions:

  • Delinquency of rent
  • Rupture or rebelliousness with a material procurement in the lease assention
  • Making an aggravation, for example, by collecting waste and trash on the property
  • Lead that really influences the wellbeing and security of others
  • Unlawful action on the premises

Administration of the Tenant Eviction Notice

The 3-day notice must to served personally to the tenant or a subtenant of the proper age, or the workplace of the tenant. If these are not possible the notice can be posted to the unit. In the of serving a subtenant or leaving a posting of the notice, a copy must also be sent by certified mail.

The eviction notice should detail the amount of rent due, a date the outstanding rent must be paid, the clarity the aspect of the rental agreement that have been violated, and signify that an unlawful detainer claim will be filed if there is no compliance. Further, the notice ought to detail an exact date by which the unit must be executed if there is noncompliance. The 3-day period start the day after the tent has received the notice or the notice was posted.

In the case of material noncompliance with the rental agreement, the landlord has the ability to automatically end the lease without giving the tenant an option to comply.

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