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Can a landlord kick you out without prior 30 or 60 day notice. After a verbal Notice to move out can a lock you out..

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My landlord had verbally told me move out and after 2 days she had locked me out. I had rented a room in her house and had lived there for 9 months. With no problems at all. Out of the blue she told me to move out by text message. without givin me written notice.

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30-day Notice is required under Civil Code 1946.5. Locking you out is illegal. You can sue for damages.

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No. The landlord's actions are illegal. You can sue for damages, but at this point in time, you need to find a new place to live.


Your landlord is required to serve you with a 30-day notice (or 60 days if you have lived there for a year or longer). An oral notice is not proper. The code requires it to be in writng.

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