Los Angeles, CA asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: If I’m renting a workspace biweekly and I sign a contract stating I have to give a 45 day notice, is that binding/legal?

Since I rent biweekly shouldn’t I only have to give a weeks notice?

1 Lawyer Answer
Julie King
Julie King
  • Monterey, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: People are allowed to enter into contracts providing any terms they want, so long as the terms are legal (i.e., if you had a contract to murder someone, the terms would not be legally enforceable in court.) Since it’s perfectly legal to include any number of days’ notice prior to termination, the terms should be enforceable. But the only way a lawyer would know definitely one way or the other is to read the contract language, since each contract contains different wording. I hope that helps.

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