Things that Landlords Should Know About California Eviction Notices
The landlord may evict a tenant for many reasons such as violating the lease or rental agreement, failure to pay rent, or committing an unlawful act of California tenancy law. Before terminating the tenancy, the owner should provide the tenant with a written notice of eviction.
So now I am going to start describing eviction notices. What are eviction notices? Firstly, notices are the primary steps to an eviction process. It tells the tenant how many days they have left to use the rental place before they have to find a new home and move out. It is crucial for landlords to provide a notice to the tenants whenever they are evicting the tenants.
There are different types of notices on the California tenancy law. The three most common notices are three-day notice, the 30-day notice as well as the 60-day notice. There is a 90-day notice as well, but I am not going into detail about it because it is rarely used.
So, the 30 and 60-day notices are given when the owner of the land decides to do something with the property such as selling or moving in themselves. In that situation, they need to notify the tenant that they have either 30 days or 60 days remaining to move out from the rented house. It doesn’t mean that the tenant has done anything wrong, it just says that the landlord wants to either move in or sell the property which is in there right because technically they still own the property and they can you do whatever they want with it.
Next, another common tenant notice is a three-day notice. The three-day notice is given whenever a tenant has done something inappropriate. Landlord provides the tenant with a three-day notice, and it has to state what the tenant has done wrong. Now you want to be very careful when you use the three-day notice because California tenant law is evident on what needs to be in the notice. Especially when it comes to what we call a three-day notice to pay or quit. Commonly a three-day notice to pay or quit is given when the tenant has unpaid rent, and California law dictates that the three-day notice to pay or quit has to mention the exact amount of rent that is owed.
Moreover, how the tenant is supposed to pay the rent, as well as the property address, and other essential details that need to be included in the notice. Now I want to add that, in my experience, a lot of landlords have tried to use printouts of notices from Google or some real landlord property management websites.
It is legal to use these notices, but you want to be very careful when you use those because if you are not sure that a California Eviction Notices are specific to the State of California or that it was created or was designed for a different state. California tenant law is one of the few rules that regulate what needs to be in a notice. So you should want to make sure if you’re using a google document or a template form for these notices that you need. Make sure that it is written for California. As always, if you’re not sure what you are doing, you can speak with an eviction attorney. Because if you don’t get this notice with correct subsequent steps to evict a tenant, it becomes invalid and it can cause you serious dilemmas.
If the tenant was not removed off the rental unit and left behind private property or belongings, the owner should first try and inform the tenant of the abandoned property and provide the tenant with a minimum of fifteen days to reclaim it (18 days if the notice was sent by email to the tenant). The owner can charge the tenant for the value of storage of the property. If the tenant doesn’t claim the property, the owner will dispose of it at the end of the required notice time.
Landlords should rigorously follow all the principles and procedures needed by California tenant law when they are evicting a tenant. Otherwise, the eviction might not be valid through these rules and procedures will appear weighty to the owner.
Evictions typically occur quickly, with the final result that the tenant has lost his or her home. The principles facilitate to make sure the eviction is even, and the tenant has enough time to find another place to live.