Oxnard, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: I gave my landlord my 30 day notice but they are saying i have to give a 60 day notice.

I haven't signed a new lease since 2021 so we are month to month. The apartment is infested with roaches, rats, and there is mold in both of the bathrooms and my daughters room. I feel unsafe living here.

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Philip Shakhnis
Philip Shakhnis
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unless the rental agreement provides a shorter notice period, a California tenant must give their landlord 30 days' notice to end a month-to-month tenancy. Tenants should check their rental agreement to see if it requires giving notice on the first of the month or on another specific date.

You may also have a lawsuit against your landlord for the breach of the warranty of habitability, negligence, nuisance and other claims for the uninhabitable conditions. You should consult with an attorney before you move out.

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