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I need some advice from experienced landlords here, would really appreciate it

I have a single family house in California, i rented out rooms separately and I am too living there in one room. One of my tenant renting from almost 1.5 yrs now, he was good person, paid rent throughout till now, some times late, i never asked for late charges. He signed a month to month rental agreement.

But, Situation changed completely now. He has not paid me rent in last 3 months. 1st month he went out of town and when he came back at end of month paid with a wrong check (would have bounced, if I wouldn't have checked with bank). He was mostly out of house/room, started coming late in night and leaving early morning or coming during day, when i didn't use to  be at home. He stopped answering my phone calls, text messages or emails. 

2nd month..When tried to communicate through a friend's cell phone, he started lying that his cell phone, wallet and laptop were all stolen and after making new cards he will pay in few day, but didn't hear back from him.

I had to leave for official work and I am outside US from last 2 months. He is still not responding back to any form of communication to me.

He owes me 3 months rent and utilities and 4th month about to start. He still has all his stuff inside the house and in his room. He put on a door lock in his room without notifying me, so I don't have any keys.

He is still not coming home on regular basis. He had his car and bike both parked earlier inside garage and now he took his car out. He is not planning to move his stuff out and seems to be taking advantage that I am outside.

I am out for 2 more months. Not sure what should I do or what can I do to resolve this issue sitting here.

I left him several messages, emails, note's but no response. I got his  abusing text response once when i wrote him that I will have to report to police, if I didn't pay all his due rent.

I would like to know what are my options now to kick him out and get my rent. I just know about 'Notice to pay rent or Leave', but I want to get my rent too and I am sure he is not gonna do receiving on any kind of notice, so will that be legal notice? in case I would have to serve any notice to him.

Please advise. 




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Since you are out of the US, your only hope to get him out is to hire an eviction attorney.  No one else can file an eviction for you.  You can then sue him for money owed, but don't bank on getting that money.

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Please tell for evicting a tennant in shared home, do I need to give 60 day notice to a tennant or '3 day notice to pay rent or quit' is enough? Also, Do i need to hire some one to give this notice or just put under room's door or paste on the room door?

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If anyone can help me with these questions below, I will really appreciate.

I was trying to fill out UD-100 and thinking whether I did serve 3 day notice correctly or not. As i gave 3 day notice on Aug 7th but in due amount in the notice I included complete August month's rent, is that right or wrong? If its wrong, due amount should be till 7th or 10th Aug, i.e ending day of 3 day notice or starting day of 3 day notice? In case I need to give 3 day notice again before filing UD.

Also, as this is shared house, I didn't want other tenants to see amount he owes me. So I preferred putting 3 day notice under his door rather than pasting it on door, but now on UD100 form, I don't see a direct option for same, can I say this as posting on premises in UD100 8a (3) option or what else I can say?

One more thing I noticed that tenants first name on his Driver Licence ID copy I had is different from what's in Rental agreement, i.e. may be short name he put on rental agreement, does that matter?

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OHLandlord is not correct in this situation.
Hi, I'm Debbie... a CALIFORNIA legal secretary. It would be my pleasure to help you.

You can, and may evict your tenant for non-payment of rent. Anyone over the age of 18 can serve or post the notice terminating his/her tenancy.

AN ATTORNEY DOES NOT HAVE TO DO THE EVICTION. If you need assistance in document preparation, filing (anyone can file the suit) or management representation in court, please send me a private message & I can help you get this done.

When you message me, please let me know the county your house is in, so I can send you links to that county's specific rules of court.



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The Rent Rite Directory offers a free Rental History database to Property Managers and Owners that allows members to input as well as search evictions (before they hit public record), tenants who skip out on rent/collections, proxy renters (those who rent on behalf of unauthorized tenants ie: drug dealers, sex offenders, convicted felons), those who commit lease violations, property damage, and on-property crime. Please help share information with other Real Estate Professionals. 


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The tenant disappears or does not respond. Where the other party . The letting agent has paid the money in but refuses to get involved .

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Just in case anyone need to fill out a form UD-100, I found a blank form in this link This site PDFfiller also has several related forms that you might find useful.

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