This guide discusses the rules for handling personal property abandoned by a tenant in the leased premises.
An unlawful detainer action is necessary after a landlord has properly served a tenant with a pre-eviction notice and the tenant has failed or refused to vacate the premises.
If the tenant is violating the lease agreement but is current on their rent a landlord can terminate the relationship with a 10-day notice to comply or vacate. Terminating the relationship in this manner is the first step in evicting a tenant who is not complying with the lease or rental agreement.
Sometimes a landlord simply wishes to terminate the landlord tenant relationship although the tenant is current on their rent. A 20-day notice to vacate is used to terminate the relationship and does not require listing the reason for termination.
The first step to evict a tenant is to formally terminate their tenancy. If they have not paid their rent you can terminate their tenant status by delivering to them a three-day notice to pay rent or vacate. This legal guide will describe in detail how to prepare and deliver that notice.