Essential Elements for California Eviction Based on Expiration of a Fixed-Term Tenancy

For a plaintiff/landlord to successfully win an unlawful detainer (eviction) case against a defendant/tenant based on expiration of a fixed-term tenancy, the plaintiff/landlord must be able to show that the following elements have been satisfied:

  • Plaintiff owns the property in question
  • Plaintiff leased the property to the defendant under a fixed-term tenancy
  • Plaintiff did not give the defendant permission to continue occupying the property after the fixed-term lease ended
  • Defendant is still in possession of the property

A fixed-term tenancy is one where the lease is fixed. For example, this would include a one year lease that has not converted to a month-to-month tenancy.

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This article is courtesy of the Law Office of David Piotrowski, a California law firm representing landlords with eviction matters.

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