Los Angeles, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: What can I do if tenant does not comply with 3 day notice to remove dog from property?

My tenants dog bit me and we gave them a three day notice to remove dog. However these tenants are very difficult and tend to do things as they please. I live in Los Angeles and its in rent control. On the rental agreement it stated no pets but they got it during the pandemic cause our governor said landlords could not do anything if tenant got a pet. Now that its dangerous what can I do.

3 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call Animal Control and report the bite.

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can also make a claim for personal injuries against them if you needed any medical attention.  Whether that is worthwhile depends on whether they have renter's insurance.  You can also initiate eviction proceedings although I am not sure what the status of such proceedings is now.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You have 2 cases here, eviction and dog bite. First, if you validly served a 3 day notice, file an eviction action, it is all forms. Get tenant served and moved out. Just seek eviction not rent. At the same time file a small claims action for rent, damage to property (there will be some, you can bet) and personal injury damages, small claims is up to $10,000.00. You can serve the tenant while he is still in the property. Or hire an eviction attorney.

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