I live in California and recently inherited my father's three rentals. One tenant owes my father over $12,000 in back rent that was never collected over the years. I think that under California law only the last years worth of rent that is due can be collected. Can I give the tenant a certain amount of time to pay this debt or else be evicted? Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX
State/Country relating to question: California
Nothing, I just inherited this property.
The on line chat is not working on my end. This may be a stupid question but is there a written lease for the tenant that owes $12000
There is a month to month lease for this tenant that my father had him sign when he moved in ten or so years ago.
Does the lease provide for the amount of days for notice prior to eviction? Not that this tenant should be entitled to anything after incurring all of this debt.
I do not see anything on the rental agreement regarding amount of notice prior to eviction.
30 days if they lived there less than one yearAttorney241088.2590634259
60 days for more than one year. However, when the tenant has violated a provision of the lease such as by failing to pay rent or by disturbing other tenants, the landlord must give the tenant at least three days to correct the problem.Attorney241088.260324456
This tenant has not paid for awhile now so three days notice and if he doesn't come up with the rent he needs to go.
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This link might be helpful. http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/moving-out.shtml
I am still available if you need additional information.
http://statecasefiles.justia.com/documents/washington/files/63875-1.unp.doc.pdf?ts=1323968209I asked them to refund you on the question where you asked for this link. Sorry
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