Santa Clarita Eviction FAQ Post-COVID

Tenant Eviction in Santa Clarita, Valencia

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Santa Clarita Eviction FAQ Post-COVID

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Can a tenant be evicted for non payment of rent in Santa Clarita?

Yes, especially if the tenant has not claimed COVID as a reason for not paying. As of April 1, 2023, the COVID tenant protections end. If your Santa Clarita tenant fails to pay the April 2023 rent, schedule a call with the Law Office of David Piotrowski. We might be able to create and serve a 3 day notice to pay rent or quit on your tenant for the April 2023 rent. Don’t wait another day!

Can a tenant be evicted for violating terms of the lease in Santa Clarita?

Yes. This generally starts with a 3 day notice to cure or quit. However, if a landlord wants to evict due to the presence of unauthorized occupants or pets whose presence was necessitated by or related to the COVID-19 emergency, and who began dwelling in the unit between March 1, 2020, and January 20, 2023, and who continue to reside in the unit after March 31, 2023, the landlord must first serve on the residential tenant a 30-day notice to cure or quit prior to initiating an unlawful detainer action. If the violation has to do with something other than unauthorized occupants or pets that began during COVID, then we can generally use a 3 day notice. Schedule a call with the Law Office of David Piotrowski to discuss.

Can a tenant be evicted if they refuse access to the rental unit in Santa Clarita?

Yes, so long as the landlord has a valid reason for entry and has provided the tenant with proper notice, the tenant can be evicted if they deny a landlord access.

Can a landlord proceed with a no-fault eviction in Santa Clarita?

Yes, beginning on April 1, 2023. Landlords in the city of Santa Clarita can begin serving tenants with 60 day notices to terminate tenancy without a just-cause reason, unless the property is subject to Civil Code 1946.2 which requires an allowable just-cause reason. Schedule a call with the Law Office of David Piotrowski to discuss. However, if the tenant took advantage of the COVID non-payment protections, then a tenant will continue to receive protections against no-fault evictions during their repayment period.

How to receive more information on evicting a tenant in Santa Clarita?

Easy. Schedule a call with the Law Office of David Piotrowski. We will discuss your particular eviction matter and let you know your options and determine whether or not we can assist you in evicting your Santa Clarita tenant.

Additional Information


The information in this article and blog are not meant to be legal advice and is intended for educational purposes only. The laws change frequently and this article may not be updated to reflect current rules. Do not rely on this article when making legal decisions. Consult with legal counsel regarding your particular case before taking any action. It is important for landlords to understand what jurisdiction the rental property is located in, and whether or not there are any special tenant protections or rent control applicable to the property.

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