California Tenants Rights

CA Tenants Rights

California Tenants – Landlords – Rights & Responsibilities  120 pages

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Notice Requirements for Lease Violations

A landlord can also evict a tenant for violating the lease or rental agreement. As soon as the landlord is aware of a lease violation, such as having a pet when none are allowed, then the landlord can give the tenant a three-day notice to perform or quit. This notice gives the tenant three days to come into compliance with the lease or rental agreement or move out of the rental unit. If the tenant does not correct the lease violation within the three days, then the landlord can file an eviction lawsuit with the court (see Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. § 1161(3)).

In some circumstances, such as tenant drug dealing, the landlord can give the tenant an unconditional three-day notice to quit which does not give the tenant the alternative of stopping his or her misbehavior.  Tenant Defenses to Evictions – Nolo Press 

Warning: This information may not apply to your situation and it is NOT legal advice.  Please talk to a lawyer about your case.


Property Taxes: Questions Answered

LA County Will Waive Late Penalties

Many of you have expressed concerns about the property tax deadline this Friday. While existing law does not allow counties to postpone the payment, the LA County Treasurer and Tax Collector offers the following assistance:

  • Los Angeles County property owners affected by COVID-19 can request that penalties be cancelled if they are unable to pay their property taxes by the April 10 deadline.
  • Beginning this Saturday, April 11, if you are unable to pay on time, you can submit a penalty waiver request.

If you need additional assistance, please contact my district office at (562) 429-0470.


Patrick O’Donnell
Assemblymember, 70th Assembly District

CA Department of Real Estate Publications  



6 comments on “Tenant’s – Renters Rights

  1. If I get a notice to comply or quit and I move out, do I get a refund of the unused portion of my rent or do I have to give 30 days notice?

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