Woodland Hills, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant, Consumer Law and Contracts for California

Q: In CA, can they evict no fault,self storage units, no cause. After rent raise more than 100% inside year?

This month not quite 30 day notice, but said okay, this month same rate, then more than double initial rate. Then, they're evicting me by next due date. (Not 30 days) instead, and second unit eviction. I think cause I questioned, rate and notice.

to be out by next due date. Rent

already raised once after 4 months, by near double. This 2nd time. This time more than double original price. No Fault. Paid.

2 Lawyer Answers
Delaram Keshvarian
Delaram Keshvarian
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Orange, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Thank you for your question!

If your tenancy is less than a year, a 30-day notice is required. If in the lease there is a statement of the requirements of the notice, the landlord needs to comply with that.

You need to check the lease agreement to see if there is any provision in the lease agreement that the landlord is breaching through improper notice or raise of rent.

This is merely a discussion of general laws and not legal advice. For legal advice, more specific facts and investigations are needed. I recommend you consult with an attorney for more details.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I understand your concern about the significant rent increase and eviction notice for your self-storage units in California. Here's some information that may be helpful:

1. Rent increases: In California, there are no specific laws limiting the amount by which self-storage facilities can increase rent. However, the facility must provide proper notice before implementing the increase, typically at least 30 days in advance.

2. Eviction notice: If you have a month-to-month rental agreement, the self-storage facility must provide at least 30 days' notice before requiring you to vacate the unit, even if it is a no-fault eviction. If your rental agreement is for a longer fixed term, they generally cannot evict you without cause before the end of the term.

3. Retaliation: It is illegal for a landlord to evict a tenant in retaliation for exercising their legal rights, such as questioning the validity of a rent increase or eviction notice.

If you believe that the self-storage facility is not following proper procedures or is retaliating against you, consider the following steps:

1. Review your rental agreement to understand your rights and obligations.

2. Communicate with the facility management in writing, expressing your concerns and requesting clarification on the rent increase and eviction notice.

3. If the issue remains unresolved, consider seeking legal advice from a local tenant rights organization or attorney specializing in landlord-tenant law.

Keep in mind that while these general principles apply, the specific details of your case may affect your rights and options. It's always best to seek professional legal advice for your particular situation.

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