Can I be evicted?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

I am currently on a month to month lease in a rent controlled apartment. Can my landlord only evict me if I breach the lease agreement or can he essentially kick me out for whatever reason, as long as he gives the proper notice?

Would it make a difference if I was not under rent control (as my neighbor is not).

Thank you for the help.

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  1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes. If you are a month to month tenant, the landlord can terminate the month to month tenancy by giving you a 30 day notice (or 60 day notice if you have been a tenant for more than 12 months).

    The landlord can also terminate the tenancy by serving you with a 3 day notice to pay rent or quit, or a 3 day notice to perform covenant or quit if you are in breach of the lease agreement.

    If your rental unit is rent controlled, the landlord must pay you relocation assistance if the tenant is not at fault. See:

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more
  2. Brad S Kane


    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . If your dwelling unit is covered by the City of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), you can ONLY be evicted for specified reasons. The reasons and the type of notice required are set forth at the link below.

    If the eviction is not based upon tenant fault, then the landlord is also required to pay relocation assistance.

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Landlord-tenant law

Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.

Month to month tenancy

A month to month lease is a flexible rental arrangement that lasts only a month, but renews automatically each month until the tenant or landlord cancels it.

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