Owners-by-foreclosure, heads up: changes ahead on the 90-day notice to quit

Code of Civil Procedure §1161c

Amended by S.B. 825

Effective date: January 1, 2013

To evict a holdover tenant, an owner-by-foreclosure must deliver a 90-day notice to quit due to foreclosure. The duty to provide this extended notice was to sunset on January 1, 2013. This law extends that duty through December 31, 2019. [See first tuesday Form 573 and 573-1]

Related article: Residential tenants, foreclosure and possession

The language of the notice has been updated. Updates are shown in bold:

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