- Tenant Death
Under California law, if a tenant dies in your unit, you must disclose this fact to perspective applicants for a three-year period. The only exception is if the tenant died of aids.
- Sex Crimes
It is considered discriminatory not to lease to persons guilty of sex crimes IF you learned about their convictions on the Megan’s website.
- Serving 3-Day Notices
If you serve a 3-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday – the tenant will have through Monday midnight to pay the rent.
- Renters’ Insurance
Landlords can require tenants to procure personal property insurance, so that the landlord will not be responsible for any loss to the tenant’s personal property.
- Security Deposit Refund
Landlords have a responsibility to send a written itemization for the security deposit, whether the tenant is evicted, dies, skips on an existing lease or vacates after proper notice.
- Service/Emotional Support Animal
Landlords cannot charge an additional security deposit or additional rent if a tenant brings in a service or an emotional support animal.
If you have a guest stay at your residence 30 days or longer, you would need to go through a formal eviction process to have that person removed from the property.
- Serving a Notice to Move
A 30 day or 60 day notice to quit can be served by certified mail. No posting is required.
- Paying Rent
If rent is payable on the first of each month, and the first is a Sunday, the tenant will have through the next business day to pay the rent.
Dennis Block, of the Law Firm of Dennis P. Block & Associates, can be reached for information on landlord tenant law or evictions. Mr. Block offers free telephone consultations and has 20 associates. His toll free number is 1 800 77 EVICT (38428) or can be reached on our San Diego phone number at 619-481-5423.