I recently rented a house to a Sec. 8 tenant in Contra Costa County in CA. I went to the house to do minor repair over the weekend, and chatted with the tenant. There were four people listed as tenants, but i found out the main tenant's adult daughter lives there occasionally because the tenant claimed she was disabled and her daughter was the live-in help. However, her daughter was not a named tenant. In addition, her application stated that she had no pets (the form was filled out by her case worker, but the tenant signed the application), and i saw two dogs at the house. When i confronted her about the pets, she claimed she did not fill out the form. I also asked if i could go upstairs to see the bedrooms since i was onsite, but she would not let me. Anyway, do i have a case to evict her now? I have no idea how many people living at the house, and I even see baby carrier in the living when the four named tenants are from 16 to 84 years old. We put in expensive brand new carpet before renting to the tenant, and i was very clear NOT to have pets. what are my rights? Thanks.
You can evict. Compare the lease requirements to the actual conduct of the tenant(s) and occupants. I would use a local real estate attorney as the section 8 rules need to be complied with and it is not really a DIY case.
Please consult or retain a lawyer for your particular issue.
If the tenant is breaking the lease, then yes, you can evict, even if the tenant just moved in 1 month ago.
Absolutely. They are breaching the covenants of the lease. You can post a 3 day notice based on the pets and unnamed tenants. Talk to an attorney ASAP as they can prepare all the documents for you properly. Best of luck
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