Attention, landlords: revised rules for successors to residential lease agreements.

Civil Code §1962

Amended by A.B. No. 1953

Effective date: January 1, 2013

Within 15 days of acquiring ownership to residential property, a successor landlord must provide all tenants with:

  • the name of the new property owner;
  • the address of the new property owner; and
  • other information necessary for rent payment.

A successor landlord may not give the tenant a notice to quit the property, or file an unlawful detainer action based on rent unpaid and due during the period in which the landlord failed to provide rent payment information.

This new law does not excuse the tenant of their obligation to pay rent.