Real Estate Law Cases: What Are the Timelines for Terminating Tenancy?

real estate attorneys Los AngelesAt DiJulio Law Group, we work hard to help clients handle a large array of real estate law cases, from simple contract/lease reviews to more complex matters involving litigation and assets such as commercial/residential property. Many of our cases also focus on tenant/landlord issues, which is what we want to focus on for today’s blog post.

More specifically, we’ll be covering the timelines for terminating tenancy in California. In essence, there are two potential notices that a tenant can receive: a 30/60-day notice and a three-day notice. Each is used under different specific circumstances, read below for more information on each notice of termination type that a landlord can issue to a tenant in CA.

30/60-Day Notice

This is the standard notice of termination when a landlord wants to end a tenancy properly. For these types of notices, landlords do not have to provide a reason for termination under most circumstances. From here, a tenant can reach out to the landlord to determine if tenancy can be extended. If the landlord agrees, the lease can be extended but if he/she does not agree, the tenant is legally obliged to move out.

Three-Day Notice

The three-day notice is a more drastic measure that a landlord can take when a tenant has committed some sort of violation or failed to maintain his/her terms of the agreement. Violations can include failure to pay rent, damage to the property, disturbing other tenants, engagement in illegal acts, instance of domestic violence or sexual assault, and more.

Depending on the offense, a tenant has either three days to correct the transgression (such as pay any rent that is owed), or to move out. If the tenant does right by the landlord, he/she can stay and the lease continues as normal. Otherwise, the tenant has no choice but to move out when it comes to most of these violations.

Consult with a Real Estate Lawyer in California

This is just a basic overview of how the process for terminating tenancy in CA works. If you are being evicted illegally and believe that your landlord has failed to follow all proper procedures, or if you are struggling to remove troublesome tenants who refuse to budge, you need qualified legal assistance.

Learn more about what the real estate attorneys at DiJulio Law Group can do for you. Call us at  (818) 502-1700 to schedule a free initial consultation.