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Can I give her 30 days notice and then change the locks?
Yes and no. If you took over the tenancy from the original tenant then you are a subtenant and anyone you rented to is a sub subtenant with you being their landlord. So if there are no written leases, your tenants are month to month under an oral tenancy agreement.
So you can give them a written 30 day notice to vacate but then would have to pursue a formal legal eviction through the courts if they don't vacate within that 30 days. You can't lock them out without a written lease that has that as a specific "lock out clause" or you would be guilty of an illegal eviction and they could end up suing you for breach.
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