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