A month to month lease agreement in the state of California is a legal document that outlines the official agreement between a landlord and tenant. This agreement will detail the expectations of the landlord and the rules and guidelines that the tenant must follow. For example, a month to month lease agreement will be valid for a period of one month and will automatically renew if neither party terminates the agreement. Generally, lease agreements must be terminated at least 30 days before the termination date. In addition, they will outline details such as rent payment amount, due dates, security deposits, pet allowances, and property rules and regulations.
Minimum Termination Notice - 30 days if the tenant has been on the property for less than one year; 60 days if the tenant has been on the property for more than one year.
Laws - CC 1946
According to California law, a tenant or landlord must notify the other party of the intent to terminate the lease no less than 30 days before it is set to renew. If the tenant vacates the property but still has property or items left on the premises, California law allows the tenant to reclaim his or her property as long under certain conditions. The tenant should be able to reclaim his or her property as long as he or she attempts to reclaim the property within a reasonable period of time, and the owner did not have to pay excessive storage fees to store the items. If the owner did accrue costs to store the items, the tenant should be able to retrieve the items without additional cost. If the owner did accrue costs to store the items, the landlord will be entitled to reclaim the lost expenses from the former tenant.