Legal Q&A: How much notice must renter give to terminate month-to-month lease?


Question: After a lease expires and it is month-to-month, how much notice must a tenant give me in order to legally terminate the lease?  He says one week. Is this true?

Answer: In California, 30-days written notice is required to terminate a month-to-month tenancy and can be served by either party at any time during the tenancy. If all of the occupants have been in possession for one year or longer, the landlord must serve a 60-day notice.

Question: There is a very loud tenant in the apartment building across the alley from our rental. I have asked them to quiet down on numerous occasions and have even called the police. They keep playing their music late at night and into the wee hours of the morning. What else can we do?

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