Rialto, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: We have been subleasing a room to someone in Long Beach CA for 2 years. Can we serve them a 60 day notice during covid

We have been leasing to them for two years and it just has not worked out. We want to take possession of the room for ourselves but they are claiming that due to covid restrictions they cannot work therefore cannot save a first and last months rent for a new place. Can we still serve them a 60 day notice as we are not evicting due to failure of payment.

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John Francis Nicholson
John Francis Nicholson
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Woodland Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If your tenant, and or additional tenants subject your property to Long Beach rent control then you may be subject to paying a relocation expense. However, with the moratorium on evictions for residential convictions in California that does not prevent you from serving a 3-day notice to pay rent or quit, or a 60-day notice to quit. You need to consult a landlord-tenant attorney in Long Beach that is familiar with the nuances of your circumstances to advise you on the best strategy to deal with this.

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