If that doesn't work then the only way to legally MAKE her move is by eviction. It is costly and time consuming.
The easiest way to move forward would be to either hire an eviction service or an Attorney.
I highly recommend the Nolo book on California land lord law, and the Nolo California eviction books. They can be found very inexpensive online and are very good.
I see you are giving her a 30 day notice, which is the correct way to proceed. As some others have mentioned, next time obtain a rental agreement, and get copies of your renter's driver's license and his or her last two pay stubs. I would also run a credit report if you can. If you rent through Westside Rentals, they prescreen all of their renters for you. I feel for you. Wish you the best of luck.
Thank you for your feedback!!! We did not have a reantal agreement since we were supposed to move to a larger place shortly after she moved in. As for turning the utilities off and such, that is highly illegal in the state of California and I am surprised to hear yuo suggest that considering you are an agent. Anyway, thank you ^_^
Yuck. I hope that you had a rental agreement when she moved in. I have rented a room in my house and tried to get someone out that did not want to go, not easy. If you have a 30 day month to month agreement, you give her a 30 day notice. If she is late in paying you the rent you can give her a 3 day notice to pay rent or quit (move.)
Pay her off. We call it "Cash for Keys" in the industry. Make her an offer.
You could always: turn off the water, electricity, gas and tell her the house is being termited and the tent is being put on on Thursday. Maybe she will leave. I am not sure how legal that is but..... I must admit, it got my unwanted "pest" out of my house.
Anybody reading this. GET A RENTAL APPLICATION AND AGREEMENT, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, DRIVERS LICENSE, DATE OF BIRTH, FULL NAMES, PHONE NUMBERS, REFERENCES, RELATIVES NAMES AND ADDRESSES.
This will all come in handy when you take them to small claims court for damages and past rent owed.
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to everyone: Thank you for your feedback!!!! I appreciate it! I just talked to an attorney and he told me I can serve a 30-day notice to leave and then see what happens. 2 weeks ago I told her verbally but she kept telling me she can't til January, and gave me the run-around. I can't do it anymore.
As a landlord for the last 13 years I have had tenants come to me with room-mate problems however I never felt that it would be a smart choice to involve myself...as there was only really downside risk. I would however remove a tenant from the lease if both parties agreed and I felt that remaining tenants had substantial income and credit or if they had a replacement which filled the same requirements.
I would recommend that you review the section starting on page 67 (Terminations and Evictions) of the following document for guidance: