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I have a 49-yr old tenant whos lived in my apt-converted-to-condominium

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I have a 49-yr old...
I have a 49-yr old tenant who's lived in my apt-converted-to-condominium since 90's.
There is no proof of how long she lived there as I inherited the property and my parents did all business "on a handshake" only; no leases. She must have sensed my mom was in the beginnings of dementia because in 2003,04, or 05, she applied the unit for rent control in los angeles, with 3% increases max. My parents had never raised the rent in all the years she lived there and I raised it just one yr, so she paid $900, now $927/month for a large 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit with washer/dryer, gorgeous pool and exterior. My parents paid $79,000 for the condo as it was fully refurbished and converted when they bought it for me to live in for a few years. I moved out, she moved in. I'm losing $$ on it as costs outweigh rent. Wanna evict her & sell. How can I?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: legaleagle, Lawyer replied 6 years ago
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If you can get her to agree to move out for $5000 that is your best choice. The law is not on your side in this case. Sorry.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I know. I have to be sure, since if she says no, I will have to move in there. I have 2 kids 16 yr marriage. So I could live there if she refuses my offer but its far from kids' schools, friends. Relatives could move in.Define Relative.
Real Estate Lawyer: legaleagle, Lawyer replied 6 years ago
Relative is aunt, uncle, cousin, niece, nephew, grandparent, etc.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
If tenant (who's savvy) declines my offer, I move in. This is a drastic choice so I'm looking for shortcuts. Can I, ie., move in a "relative" for some of the 2 yrs? How is relative defined? ie godfather?
Real Estate Lawyer: legaleagle, Lawyer replied 6 years ago
You do not have to move in but a relative does. A relative is related by blood or marriage. So a godfather is not a relative unless they are also a blood relative or related by marriage.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Relist: Incomplete answer.
I think its so complex and there are several little questions that go w/ one big question that she answered as best as she can.

I'm not getting the detail I was hoping for. Saying "the law is not in your favor here" isn't saying anything too specific. I know that. I just want more creative but legal answers...Thank you.
Real Estate Lawyer: Dimitry Esquire, Attorney replied 6 years ago
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Thank you for your post. I see that you relisted this question on grounds that you feel that this response was incomplete and failed to address your complex issues. Perhaps I can assist you.

May I ask, when is the property's lease term over, even if not formally written down anywhere?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Relist: Answer came too late.
There are several problems with your website. 1st, the first person who responded legaleagle, gave me a quick short answer after I gave her a descriptive question including some knowledge of the laws that apply already as I've spoken to 3 lawyers already. I want to know details: evicting a rent-controlled tenant is allowable if owner moves in for own use. Need verific of :how to do this? letter, how many days notice? 30/60? Relocation fees: I heard $9,500 by law but wanted verification. This is alot of money so when LeagleEagle didn't give me more, I sought another expert, they came in too slowly and I got cut off from seeing their answers by the time they responded as website pressured me to respond to HER answers. I authorized pmt of $79 to leagleeagle and gave my Visa. We should be done here?
Real Estate Lawyer: Dimitry Esquire, Attorney replied 6 years ago
My extreme apologies on your difficulty. Would you prefer that I still attempt to provide you with a more in-depth response?
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