Respond to a Notice of Eviction
- If you have received a notice of eviction, contact a tenant advocacy organization for legal support or assistance.
- If you have received a notice of eviction, remember that this is only the first step in the eviction process. The notice must include a statement explaining why the notice was issued.
- If you feel the notice was issued in error, contact your property owner to discuss the error.
- If your unit is not covered by Just Cause and you have lived in the unit for at least a year, then the property owner is required to give you a 60 days notice of eviction. If your unit is not covered and you have lived in your unit less than a year, a 30 days notice of eviction is required.
- Make sure the notice is a valid cause for eviction. This can be done by reviewing the Just Cause for Eviction ordinance and the reasons it provides for evictions. These reasons are listed above.
- Make sure that the owner provides all of the information and statements required in the notice (outlined below). If the owner does not include the required statements in the notice it can be used in your defense of the eviction.
- Make sure the notice or eviction was filed by the owner to the RAP within ten (10) days of you receiving the notice. If the owner did not file the notice with RAP in this time, it can be used in your defense of the eviction.
You may call the Rent Adjustment Program at (510) 238-3721 to receive referrals to legal organizations that can provide legal advice about evictions.