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California Landlord Delivery Options for Tenant Eviction Notices

The California Code of Civil Procedure, Chapter 4, Section 1162 outlines the following options under the law for delivering residential eviction notices to cure or quit as required in the section California Landlord Reasons for Eviction of Tenant:

Delivery of Eviction Notices

The notices required under the law may be served by any of the following methods:

  • By delivering a copy to the tenant personally.
  • If he or she is absent from his or her place of residence, and from his or her usual place of business, by leaving a copy with some person of suitable age and discretion at either place, and sending a copy through the mail addressed to the tenant at his or her place of residence.
  • If such place of residence and business cannot be ascertained, or a person of suitable age or discretion there can not be found, then by affixing a copy in a conspicuous place on the property, and also delivering a copy to a person there residing, if such person can be found; and also sending a copy through the mail addressed to the tenant at the place where the property is situated. Service upon a subtenant may be made in the same manner.

Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 144, Sec. 1. (AB 1263) Effective January 1, 2011.

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