Riverside, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: What to do if landlord is harassing and menacing me to leave my home in California?

I have been renting a room in an owner occupied house for 2 years and which I have a registered LLC business located. Landlord is threatening and harassing me to force me to leave. Never received any notice of termination of lease. LL tried to say that his relative is moving in a reason for lease termination. What do I need to file in order to prevent eviction? Does LL need to provide relocation assistance?

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Julie King
Julie King
  • Monterey, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends on whether you have a lease. If you don't have a lease, that means you are in a month-to-month tenancy, so the landlord has the right to terminate your tenancy by giving you 30 days' prior notice if you have been in the rental for one year or less, or 60 days' prior notice if you've been in the rental for more than a year. Without a lease, you are not protected from eviction after 30 or 60 days' notice. If you have a lease, then it should say how much notice your landlord must give you before terminating the lease.

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