Tenants in Hayward for 2 years on a month/month lease. Other than 60days notice is just cause needed for landlord to end lease?
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Yes I agree with Lisa and would admonish Steven for giving advice on general state law without checking for local eviction ordinances. If you are covered you could file a demurrer to a non-compliant 60 day notice and get the eviction dismissed before the case even starts.
Hayward has a no-fault eviction ordinance. However, whether your unit is covered or not depends on several factors. Some of these factors include whether your landlord owns at least 5 rental units within Hayward, and if your unit was built before July1979.
If your unit IS covered under the rent ordinance, then the short answer is "Probably yes-a just cause is needed to evict you."
Your best bet is to contact Hayward's rent review board to find out if your unit is covered. You can find their info here:
If it turns out your unit is covered, you don't want to move and your landlord tries to make you move anyway, you may be able to take the issue to the rent review board. If not, contact a tenants' rights attorney!
Unfortunately for you, no. You are on a month to month tenancy that can be terminated upon 60 days notice for any reason or no reason. As long as there was not a retaliatory reason for you exercising your legal rights, they can terminate the tenancy.
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