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I have a duplex that I am seeking to tear down, so that I

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I have a duplex that I am seeking to tear down, so that I can redevelop the land. This is inside Sonoma city limits. Both units are occupied. How much latitude do I have to tell the tenants they have to move? Do I have to compensate them in some way?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: It is in the city of Sonoma, which is in California.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I'm looking for a lawyer with expertise in this particular municipality.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: Not really.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I am working on your answer and will be right back!

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 11 months ago.

do they have a lease? how long have they resided there?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
They have been there over 2 years. They had a 1 year lease, the term of which expired some time ago. I purchased the property in April of 2015 and have left all tenants on a month-to-month arrangement.
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 11 months ago.

You can end the tenancy on 60 day notice. Practically, you can often work out an earlier departure by giving some concession on rent/moving expenses. I would start by seeing when they can leave as more often than not it can be resolved amicably.

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 11 months ago.

Kindly rate me 5 stars.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks!
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can you give me the municipal code citation for this so that I can include that in my letter to tenants?
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 11 months ago.

Civil Code Section 1946

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 11 months ago.

Kindly rate me 5 stars.

A bonus is not required, but always appreciated

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 11 months ago.

thanks in advance.

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