California

Prepare notices to serve on your tenant or your landlord with these affordable easy-to-use California Landlord and Tenant Notice Forms.

  • All Notice Forms include a Record of Service so you can record how the Notice was served on the other party.
  • These easy-to-use forms can be used by tenants, landlords and rental property managers.
  • Downloadable, fill-in-the-blanks, printable templates that can be used over and over.

Q. How much notice is required to end a tenancy under California law?

A. If the tenant is terminating the tenancy, the notice period depends on the frequency of the rent payments unless a different notice period is specified in the rental contract. If the tenancy is month to month, the tenant must give the landlord at least 30 days notice. For a week to week rental, at least 7 days' notice is required. Termination notices must be in writing.

The landlord's notice period depends on how long the tenant has been renting the premises. If less than a year, the landlord must give the tenant 30 days' written notice. If more than a year, the landlord is required to give at least 60 days' notice. The landlord is not required to give a reason for ending the tenancy.

Q. What can the landlord do if the tenant hasn't paid the rent?

A. The landlord can serve the tenant with a 3-day notice if the tenant fails to pay the rent or has breached any provision of the rental contract or lease. A 3-day notice can also be served if the tenant is involved in illegal activities, has committed violence against another resident of the property, or for other serious violations.

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