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I gave my tenant 60 day notice to vacate our property on

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I gave my tenant 60 day notice to vacate our property on 8/7/15.
On 9/18/15, he claimed that it is not valid because I did not include a statement indicating that if possessions were left behind, that they would be placed into storage at the tenant's expense. He stated that I would need to provide him with a new 60 day notification because of this omission.
Is this accurate? Would the fact that he did not object until 9/18 have any bearing?
Thank you.
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 2 years ago.

No, that is not accurate. Your tenant is fishing for add'l time.

Here is a sample notice that includes everything (and more) than is required by statute:

The notice must:

  • Be in writing;
  • Say the full name of the tenant or tenants;
  • Have the address of the rental property; and
  • Say that the month-to-month tenancy will end in 30 days if the landlord is giving a 30-day notice or in 60 days if he or she is giving a 60-day notice.

Nothing more is required.