In California, landlords are required to give their tenants proper notice before evicting them. The type of notice your landlord must provide depends on the reason for your eviction. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of notices and when they’re required:
Notice to Pay Rent or Quit: If you’ve failed to pay your rent on time, your landlord must give you a three-day notice to pay rent or quit.
Notice to Cure or Quit: If you’ve violated your rental agreement in some other way (such as having a pet when your lease forbids pets), your landlord must give you a three-day notice to either correct the violation or move out.
Notice of Termination: If your landlord wants to end your tenancy without cause (meaning you haven’t violated your rental agreement in any way), they must give you either a 30-day or 60-day notice, depending on how long you’ve lived in the rental unit.
It’s worth noting that if your landlord wants to evict you for certain specific reasons (such as nonpayment of rent, criminal activity, or creating a nuisance), they may be able to do so without providing any notice at all. However, in most cases, they’ll need to give you proper notice and allow you a reasonable amount of time to find a new place to live.