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Willow

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I have a couple, husband and wife with two kids renting a back house. One bedroom, one bath. Last month he was late with the rent. This month again he is late. He wanted to pay less that half by the due date, the 3rd, and the rest by the 15th. I told him this cant be happening every month. That i need all the rent or that it was better for them to move. He said now i wont pay you anything and i going to live here free for at least 5 months, take me to court and i’ll ask the judge for a couple of months to find a place to move in. I can see that he knows the system. Plus there are two kids. I already gave him a 3 days noticed which will expire friday. Any advice.
LLinVA

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I don't know the specifics of California, but double check everything and make sure you are following the law to the letter. If in doubt, consult an attorney. An attorney will cost you a lot less than having to start this all over again because you messed up something. Good luck.

Why so many people in a one-bedroom? That wouldn't even be allowed in most places. 
Willow

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I know... hopefully that will help me evict them sooner. Can i sue a tenant after they are evicted?
LLinVA

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You can sue anyone at any time. If you are suing for unpaid rent, etc., that is usually done as part of the eviction process. If they holdover or have damages that exceed the security deposit, you can sue them later. Good luck ever seeing a single penny of anything you may be awarded though. It's usually best to forget about it and move on with your life.
Yeps

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Four people in a 1 bedroom was your 1st mistake.
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