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End of Contract & 30 day notice by Amy (CA) on July 27, 2010 @02:47

I just got a call today from my tenant informing me that they're terminating the lease. The end of their contract is coming up in a few days, but they did not inform us earlier of their intent to leave.

I know that on a month-to-month rental, it is CA law for tenants to provide a 30 day notice. Does the same apply for yearly leases?

If not, any recommendations as to how I should proceed seeing they're only leaving me a couple days to find a new tenant! Unfortunately the rental agreement we used didn't state anything about 30 day notices (which I'll be sure to include from now on!).

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Re: End of Contract & 30 day notice by Eric (MN) on July 27, 2010 @04:18 [ Reply ]
Same applies for yearly leases. They need 30 days.

My leases all say 57 day notice. Once an annual lease goes to a 30-day lease, you cannot make a tenant provide more than one rental period notice. I am not 100% why, but that's what a legal aid attorney (the enemy) told me.

Re: End of Contract & 30 day notice by A.T.SF (CA) on July 27, 2010 @09:47 [ Reply ]
Common courtesy would indicate that a tenant would give a Landlord 30 day notice of Intent to Vacate at the end of a fixed term lease. However; according to The California Landlord's Law Book; Rights and Responsibilities, Chapter 19; "When a Tenant Leaves" pg 353;" A fixed term lease simply expires at the end of the lease term. The tenant may pick up and leave without any further obligation. No formal notice of termination is required by the a practical matter the landlord should review his/her contracts and send a reminder prior to the end of the term requesting the tenants intent to stay or leave. No law was broken, just an inconvenience to you.

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