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California Tenant Must Notify Landlord of Foreclosure Notices

The California Civil Code, Chapter 2, Section 1949 requires tenants to do the following when receiving foreclosure notices or other notices of proceedings to take possession of the rental property:

Deliver Notices to the Landlord

Every tenant who receives notice of any proceeding to recover the real property occupied by him or her, or the possession of the real property, shall immediately inform his or her landlord of the proceeding, and also deliver to the landlord the notice, if in writing.

Tenant Failure to Comply

The tenant is responsible to the landlord for all damages which he or she may sustain by reason of any omission to inform the landlord of the notice, or to deliver it to him or her if in writing.

Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1360, Sec. 11.

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