We are a Buddhist Temple, a Religious Facility, we have several houses we rent to the public and they are under rent control. In Los Angeles CA. One house has been recently rezoned as non-rentable, and is No longer under rent control. We have one tenant in this house and we have asked her to move in to another house, she has agreed. When the room comes available, if she decides she does not like the room and does not want to move, we will have to ask her to move out of the community, because the house she is in can not be rented to the public any more. She has lived in the community less than one year. We have a month-to-month rental agreement with her; we have a one-month Deposit on file for her. Question: Will we have to pay her to move, other than her one-month free rent as per her deposit and agreement? Is a standard 30-day notice, all we are required to give?
Landlord tenant We are a Buddhist Temple, a Religious Facility, we have several…
Re: Landlord tenant
I regret that I cannot tell you how much you have to pay, based on the L.A. Rent Control law. In Bakersfield, where I practice, as well as most of the state, the landlord does not pay the tenant to move. I suggest you call the appropriate L.A. Rent Control office to find what is owed to the tenant.
Next, a 30 day notice is required as long as she has lived there less than a year.
Taking you literally, you are confused about the security deposit. It is not for one month (you can ask for two months). The deposit is to cover: unpaid rent; damages, or cleaning, if the premises were dirtier when leaving than upon moving in. The deposit must be returned within 21 days, or be accompanied by an itemized written list of what it was spent for.
Please e-mail my office, if you need more.
Robert L. Bennett
Law offices of Robert L. Bennett
2117 N. Baker St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305