I gave my tenant 30 day instead of 60 day notice on a month to month lease

Asked almost 2 years ago - Glendale, CA

I gave my tenant 30 day notice instead of 60 day notice. I found out I had to give a 60 day notice after I gave them the 30 day notice because they have stayed there for more than a year, do I give them a 60 day notice again or just add another 30 days. He is already informing me that he is not going to move out and for me to take him to court.

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    Answered . Your prior notice was ineffective. You need to reserve a proper 60 day notice. If you anticipate that this will be a problem tenant, it might be advisable for you to retain counsel from the start so you do not make any further missteps.

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    Answered . You cannot extend the length of the original notice. You must start over with a new 60 day notice.

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