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Do you have a written lease agreement in effect? If so, when does it expire?
It is a month to month agreement.
CA law requires 60 days notice if the tenant has been in possession for over a year and 30 days if the tenant has been in possession less than a year.
You can just give them a letter stating what the new rent will be and the date that the new rent starts.
Don't sure whether I sent my reply or not just now.
30 day or 60 day notice is not determined by how long tenants stay but by the percentage we want to increase?
Under California Law there is currently no maximum limit for rent increases. As of January 1, 2001, a landlord must give the tenant at least 30 days' advance notice if the rent increase is 10 percent (or less) of the rent charged at any time during the 12 months before the rent increase takes effect.
If you are going to cancel a month to month tenancy because they do not accept the rent increase you will need to give 60 days notice if they have been there more than 12 mos.
I am a little confused. So your previous answer is wrong? how long a tenant stays doesn't determine whether I should send 30 or 60 day notice?