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If a tenant in california has utilities bills in their name…

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If a tenant in california has utilities bills in their name does this give them rights to stay when the lease has been terminated.

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California

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Utilities to be paid by tenants

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Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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No, this does not give the tenants the right to remain after the lease.

If the tenants refuse to move out, the landlord will need to go through the eviction process.

In order to evict a tenant, the landlord must provide the tenant with an eviction notice. The eviction notice must give the tenant 30 days to move out if the tenant has resided in the rental unit for less than a year and 60 days if it has been 1 year or more. If the eviction is based on non-payment of rent and the landlord wishes to keep the tenant, then they may serve them with a 3 day notice.
If the tenant does not move out within the time period or pay the rent, then the landlord must file an unlawful detainer suit against the tenant. There will be a hearing at which the tenant may present evidence to dispute the eviction. However, an eviction of a month-to-month lease will be granted by the court. Once the court has ruled in the landlord's favor, the landlord can serve the tenant with a writ of possession and request the assistance of the sheriff's office to evict the tenant.

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