Landlords Have Rights

Apple Valley, Beaumont, Hemet, Moreno Valley, Ontario, San Jacinto, Upland, West Covina

Here is number of landlords rights to know, they include:

  1. Right to Possession of Property Upon Termination of Lease
  2. Right to Rent
  3. Right to Have Lease Agreement Obeyed
  4. Right to Have Property Protected from Unreasonable Waste
  5. Right to Protect Property from Unlawful Use
  6. Exceptions to Obligations of Habitable Premises.

Right to Possession of Property Upon Termination of Lease:

Upon expiration of a lease agreement, the landlord may regain possession of his/her property from the tenant.

Right to Rent:

When the tenant fails to pay rent pursuant to the lease agreement, the landlord must serve the tenant a Three-Day Notice to Pay or Quit pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1161(2). At the expiration of the Three-Day Notice, the landlord may proceed to evict the tenant from the property with a lawsuit for Unlawful Detainer.

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Right to Have Lease Agreement Obeyed:

Where a tenant fails to perform a covenant in the lease agreement, the landlord must serve upon the tenant a Three-Day Notice to Perform the Covenant or Quit pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1161(3). At the expiration of the notice, if the tenant still fails to obey and perform the covenant, the landlord may proceed to evict the tenant from the property with a suit for Unlawful Detainer.

Right to Have Property Protected from Unreasonable Waste:

Where a tenant creates waste of/on the property contrary to the lease agreement, the landlord must serve the tenant a Three-Day Notice to Quit pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1161(4). At the expiration of the notice, if the tenant still fails to obey, perform the covenant, the landlord may proceed to evict the tenant from the property with a lawsuit for Unlawful Detainer.

Right to Protect Your Property from Unlawful Use:

Where a tenant uses the leased property for an illegal purpose, the landlord must serve upon the tenant a Three-Day Notice to Quit pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1161(4). At the expiration of the notice, if the tenant still fails to obey and perform the covenant, the landlord may proceed to evict the tenant from the property with a lawsuit for Unlawful Detainer.

Exceptions to Obligations of Habitable Premises:

If the tenant is in substantial violation of any of the following obligations, the landlord has no duty to provide a habitable premises:
To keep that part of the premises which he occupies and uses clean and sanitary.
To dispose from his dwelling unit of all rubbish, garbage and other waste, in a clean and sanitary manner.
To properly use and operate all electrical, gas and plumbing fixtures and keep them as clean and sanitary as their condition permits.
To not permit any person on the premises, with his permission, to willfully destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the structure or dwelling unit or the facilities, equipment, or appurtenances thereto, nor himself do any such thing.
To occupy the premises as his abode, utilizing portions thereof for living, sleeping, cooking or dining purposes only which were respectively designed or intended to be used for such occupancies.

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