Notice to Tenant - An Explanation of the 3, 30, 60 and Day Notices
In San Diego and California generally, the Eviction process starts with a Notice to the tenant. The types of Notices are: a Three Day Notice; Thirty Day Notice; and 60 Day Notice. Without serving at least one type of Notice, you typically cannot cannot file an unlawful detainer complaint (the two exceptions are explained below).
Landlords must pay close attention to the requirements for each type of Notice. Indeed, it has been our observation in San Diego that most failed unlawful detainers filed by landlords without an attorney are due to defective notices.
We hope this page has helped you understand the different types of Notices required to begin the eviction process. Please remember, however, that this list is not exhaustive and there are many other considerations to take into account. Serving the wrong notice or filling out the notice wrong can kill your case leaving you with a tenant you dont want and a lighter checking account from court costs. As with any legal matter, we suggest you contact a San Diego Unlawful Detainer Attorney.