Tenant evictions

I have tenants I allowed to move in the rental property a week early from the official move in date, but when that date came they gave me excuses not to pay the deposit and always paying the rent late between 3-14 days. I am tired of dealing with them. How can I leagally evict them and where can I get the legal forms.

Asked on June 8, 2009 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

E.H., Member, Calfiornia Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Though the answer really depends on what your rental agreement states, the usual process is that a landlord who wants to end a month to month agreement can do so by serving a written notice on the tenant (can be 30, 60 or 90 days).

In addition, a landlord can give a tenant a written three-day notice under certain circumstances.

On California’s Department of Consumer Affairs website, you can read about the eviction process:

http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/evictions.shtml

If you have any questions, feel free to call them or consult one of the attorneys.

http://attorneypages.com/580CA/index.htm


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