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This all depends on your lease, what area you live in, the year the property was built and if the property you are leasing is a single family home, or if it has additional rental units on the property.
If you life in Pacific Palisades, you are considered to be in the City of Los Angeles and the property may or may not be covered under the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
If the property you are in is a single family home, and there are no other housing structures attached to it, ie: another unit, cottage house, etc., then the owner has the right to either continue your lease on a month to month basis, ask you to renew the lease term for another period of time or he can give you a notice to vacate within 30 to 90 days, depending on what is said in your lease.
If there are other rental structures on the property, attached or detached, and the property was built prior to 1978, it is covered under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance and they can not evict you by just issuing a notice to vacate. You may be eligible for relocation fees if this is the case.
If the property was built after 1978, then it is not covered under the RSO, however, notice to vacate may be an extended period of time, not just 30 days.
You may contact the City of Los Angeles Housing Authority to get clarity on your situation.
Their number is (866) 557-7368.
The link is below as well.
If you do need to move, please feel free to give me a call and I can assist you in finding your new home.
All the best,
Kat Becker, Realtor
Prudential California Realty
Your unit is probably rent controlled because it is in the city of Los Angeles. You should call The Los Angeles Housing Department to check at 1-866-557-RENT. Under most circumstances they cannot send you a 30-day-notice to vacate. Explain the letter and your situation to the housing department and they should be able to give you more guidance.
Get back to us and let us know what you find out.
Jessica M. Acker
Wellman Realty Company
Wellman Property Management, Inc. http://www.jessica.ismyreagent.com
1415 Stanford St., Suite #2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Direct (310) 828-3132
DRE License # 01894323
You need to refer to the lease agreement that is currently in effect to see how much notice your landlord is required to give you. You may also want to check your local ordinances. The landlord does not have to renew your lease if they don't want to. So, if your landlord has given you enough notice (per you lease and local ordinances), yes you have to move - unless you can get your landlord to renew your lease.