A landlord can terminate a California tenancy early and evict the tenant for a variety of reasons, including failure to pay rent, violating the lease or rental agreement, or committing an illegal act. Before terminating the tenancy, the landlord must give the tenant written notice. The reason for the termination will determine the type of notice needed.
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The only way a landlord can legally evict a tenant in California is by going through the courts and winning an eviction lawsuit (also known as an unlawful detainer lawsuit). Even after winning the eviction lawsuit, the landlord must use a sheriff to actually perform the eviction. California law has made it illegal for the landlord to personally remove the tenant from the rental unit.
If the tenant has moved out of the rental unit and left behind personal property or belongings, the landlord must first try to notify the tenant of the abandoned property and give the tenant at least 15 days to reclaim the property (or 18 days if the notice was mailed to the tenant). The landlord can charge the tenant for the cost of storage of the property. If the tenant does not claim the property, the landlord can dispose of it at the end of the notice period.