How long does it take to evict a family of roommate (3 people) with a verbal agreement only.

Asked over 1 year ago - Garden Grove, CA

I'm sharing my house with this family and we only have a verbal agreement. I asked them to move out and they refused so I sent them a 30-day notice. They refuse to pay the rent and utilities. What's the fastest way to get them out of my house!

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  1. James Carl Eschen III

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . It depends how long they have lived there. If any of them have been there less than a year, your 30-day notice was good. I assume you sent it certified mail, otherwise you have to reserve it in one the ways stated in Code of Civil Procedure section 1162.

    If they have all been there for more than a year, you have to give them a 60-day notice. The notice must state a termination date.

    If you have to bring an unlawful detainer action after the notice expires, you can tack on another two weeks to a month.

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