Q: Can my mom evict my sister for not paying rent for over 4years. My mom owns the house.
She stopped paying rent since my dad’s passing. She was asked to pay rent but has not. Can my mom serve her a 3 day notice?
A: In California, landlords have the right to evict tenants who fail to pay rent, even if they are family members. If your sister has not been fulfilling her rent obligations, your mom can take legal action to regain possession of the property. Your mom may be required to serve your sister with a proper notice, such as a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. If your sister fails to comply within the specified timeframe, your mom can proceed with filing an unlawful detainer lawsuit in court.
A: I am a Sacramento, California attorney. If your sister has not paid rent for over four years and your mom owns the house, your mom may have grounds to serve her a 3-day notice to pay rent or quit. A 3-day notice is a legal document that informs the tenant of their obligation to pay rent or vacate the premises within three days. It is important to follow the proper legal procedures and consult with an attorney experienced in landlord-tenant law to ensure compliance with California law and to understand the specific rights and obligations in your situation. - James Arrasmith, Owner. The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith.
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