Can I evict my tennants from my home in Los Angeles?

Hi, I recently rented out my home located in Los Angeles. My plans have not panned out and I desperately want to move back into my house, however, they still have 10 months left on the lease!!!

They pay their rent, they don’t cause disturbance, basically they abide by the law so I can’t find a fault, however I really want to move back into my house and have found that renting in an apartment is REALLY not for me and is making me very depressed and miserable among other personal issues. Fortunately the tennants are not so friendly so I don’t feel so guilty about it considering I’m a nice person.

Does anyone know if this is possible, without hiring a pricey RE attorney??? Does anyone know the minimum notice required? Please help me, I’m desperate!! Thanks!
To answer some questions – First of all you can imagine how unhappy I am in my current situation to want to move back after only 2 months, especially when I HATE the hassle of moving. I was pressured into renting it out in the first place. I was kind of curious what it would go for so I listed it, then the next day I took it down after getting bombarded with so many responses, but these people literally would not let go and they pressured me to send them the app, pressured me to send and sign the lease. I could easily have asked for at leat 2K more/month (yes it is a very beautiful house in a highly desired neighborhood) but I had no time for research and was pressured, so I thought I would do them a favor since they wanted it so bad. But in my apartment, the landlord suddenly took away my parking space (wasn’t in the lease so I can’t do anything) I have to walk two blocks for street parking, it is miserable here and I am very unhappy to put it very mildly. I want my house back!!!!!!!!
re: blousley who writes:
1. Find a new place for then, almost same as yours
2. Bride them (maybe pay their first month)
3. Get some bogus complaint
4. Sit down and talk to them
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It is so time consuming to find a place that I don’t want to deal with that. I don’t want to find a bogus complaint – I’m honest to a fault. I don’t think talking will get me anywhere considering how much they pressured me to let them move in in the first place, which I blame on my soft personality more than their bullying. Trust me if I could get off the hook by offering to pay their first month I would be I doubt in reality that would fly.
Re: Open Book Advisors who wrote:
“How does breaking their lease because you are not happy with your circumstances that you created, make you the nice person and they are worthy of being told to move because they are not so nice in your opinion. You sound like a self absorbed, only think of yourself kind of person……these types of people are prone to depression.”
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I’m not saying they’re “worthy” to be moved because they’re not so nice! I’m just saying that because in general I am a nice person to a fault, pushover type who feels guilty about everything, the only thing that makes this situation any bit easier is that they are at least not so nice. Also, how is it that I’m the self absorbed person when they literally FORCED me to rent it to them after I took down my add and kept saying no. They had one of my neighbors come knocking on my door even to ask for them and wouldn’t leave me alone – I unwillingly gave in and THEY have made ME miserable
Now that they made me miserable by pushing me to give them a lease I to the end did not want (and even before I moved out I was asking around if I could get out of the lease so I have been against it from the beginning – it’s their fault for forcing an innocent person with many of them and their people against me just because I’m all alone and they saw how pushover I was). Anyways, I’m not going to make any lies to do it – they are responsible people and basically I want my house back and CANNOT function in an apartment – I work out of my home and it is way way too noisy so I have to take a lot of time off and can’t be on the phone, I now have no parking, these people pretty much forced me out of my own house and I guess if nobody knows the CA RE laws then I’ll have to seek an attorney. I’ve bent over backwards for them in every way and no, I’m not interested in being in the landlord business, never was.
One last thing to add is that I was so nice they took an extra 6 weeks to move in so in the meantime I was paying for my apartment and mortgage without charging them anything, they didn’t say thank you or give a care about me the moment I signed their lease. All of that aside, the bottom line is that I want to live in my own house and want to find out with the CA laws are with regards to that before I go through the trouble of apartment hopping since this place is not habitable for me.

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  1. Open Book Advisors™ August 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM - Reply

    There is no minimum notice required. You have a lease not a month to month. You can’t give 30 days notice with a lease.

    I find your posting quite odd……..you said

    “They pay their rent, they don’t cause disturbance, basically they abide by the law so I can’t find a fault, however I really want to move back into my house and have found that renting in an apartment is REALLY not for me and is making me very depressed and miserable among other personal issues.”

    That’s really interesting information but completely irrelevant when it comes to business transactions. The fact that you have remorse about renting it out is not their problem. You signed a 1 year lease the fact that your plans are not working out and are a source of depression for you is your issue not theirs. YOU could be headed for a lawsuit if you don’t adjust your thinking to the situation…..

    You also said…..

    “Fortunately the tennants are not so friendly so I don’t feel so guilty about it considering I’m a nice person.”

    How does breaking their lease because you are not happy with your circumstances that you created, make you the nice person and they are worthy of being told to move because they are not so nice in your opinion. You sound like a self absorbed, only think of yourself kind of person……these types of people are prone to depression.

    I don’t usually answer questions this way but might I recommend you not be in the Landlording business. You are not behaving or thinking in a business like manner. You entered a legal and binding contract. Does that matter or are you so nice you can do whatever you want even if it brings hardship to two innocent, rent paying, non distruptive tenants?

    You are obviously acting out of emotion and what you want, not operating by what is legally your responsibility or what is correct or right.

    You break their lease for a lame excuse like that, you stand to be sued.

    You can go to an attorney but they will likely charge you $200 to tell you that you have no legal grounds to evict or break the lease.

    Use this as a life lesson, learn from it and grow. Be a bigger person and fulfill your responsibilities to your tenants.
    It may make you proud of yourself and lift some of that depression. How can you justify making yourself feel better by messing up someone elses life??

    Wow………

  2. Vern, Vomo, Ronnie, Vernosia,Ms. V pick one :0) August 25, 2013 at 1:29 PM - Reply

    first i would ask them then 2nd i would go to the housing athourity or Section 8 office and they might be able to point you in the right direction. But what ever you do do it nice and legal. But why would you rent it out in the first place? they have 10 months left so that means they been there only 2 months? i’m glad i’m not your tennant. I had some thing sort of the same happen to me here in Texas 12 years ago. Man do i hate that guy. i was 19 had a 3 y.o. daughter and custody of my 16 year old sister and no place to go. i ended up loosing one of my 2 jobs at the time, living in nasty motels & so called freinds we shouldn’t have been living with, had a nervious break down and lost a lot and alot of our things. Just because the guy wanted to sell his house which he ended up not doing and lived in the thing until he died

  3. i_careforhair August 25, 2013 at 1:08 PM - Reply

    consult your attorney

  4. blousley August 25, 2013 at 12:33 PM - Reply

    Well if they are law biding citizens there is less than 1% chance you can get them out. You might have to do some of the following.

    1. Find a new place for then, almost same as yours
    2. Bride them (maybe pay their first month)
    3. Get some bogus complaint
    4. Sit down and talk to them

  5. Dawn C August 25, 2013 at 12:22 PM - Reply

    You’d have to check your state laws but I’m pretty sure you’re going to have to go to court to evict them and you will have to have a legal reason to evict them, i.e. they haven’t paid there rent, damage to your property, etc.

  6. versantly August 25, 2013 at 11:56 AM - Reply

    consult your attorney.

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