· In California, a tenant may legally terminate their tenancy at any point in their lease if they are a victim of any of the following:
Also a tenant who lives with a family member who is a victim of any of the above may terminate a tenancy.
In order to legally terminate a lease under this law, the tenant must give their landlord a thrity (30) day notice of the termination in writing with one of the following attached:
The thirty (30) day notice to quit must be given to the landlord within sixty (60) days of the date of the temporary restraining order, emergency protective order, or police report described above.
The tenant is responsible for paying rent for the following thirty (30) days after the notice to terminate tenancy is given. However, if the property is rented to another party before the expiration of the thirty days, the tenant is entitled to a pro-rated refund of rent paid for that period.
This law does not change any existing laws regarding the use and distribution of the tenant’s security deposit.