Santa Clarita Valley landlords may serve their tenant with a 3 Day Notice for the following reasons:
- Where the Santa Clarita Valley tenant has defaulted in their rent and owes the Santa Clarita landlord unpaid rent (This is by far the most common reason for serving a tenant with a 3 day notice. See below for other links on this blog discussing the 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit.)
- Where the SCV tenant has breached the rental agreement. Examples include having a pet when the lease says no pets are allowed, or using a waterbed when the lease says no waterbeds
- Where the SCV tenant is committing a nuisance on the property
- Where the Santa Clarita Valley tenant is committing “waste” on the property
- Where the tenant is using the property for an illegal purpose
- When the tenant has assigned or sublet the unit
As you can see, there are different reasons why a Santa Clarita landlord may need to serve a 3 day notice on their residential tenant. Santa Clarita landlords should be careful to use the correct type of 3 Day Notice, depending on the purpose:
Courts are very strict in enforcing the rules and requiring that the Santa Clarita landlord to serve the correct type of 3 day notice.
Other helpful SCV landlord links relating to the 3 Day Notice (in particular the 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit):
- 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit – Downloadable Form.
- 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit – Required Content.
- Giving tenants proper notice to terminate tenancy.
- 3 Day Notice in California – What if the tenant wants to pay?