Tenant Abandonment in California – Tenant’s Response


If any of the following is true, then the property is NOT considered abandoned.  The landlord would need to go through the court to evict the tenant.

1. The rent was not due and unpaid for 14 or more consecutive days at the time the Los Angeles landlord served the tenant with the notice of belief of abandonment;

2. The Los Angeles landlord’s belief that the tenant had abandoned the property was not “reasonable;”

3. Within the time specified in the notice, the tenant contacts the landlord and tells the landlord in writing that the tenant has not abandoned the property and provides an address and which service can be made by certified mail for a Los Angeles eviction;

4. The California tenant paid all or a portion of the rent due.

For an additional article on tenant abandonment, please click here.

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