We continuously receive inquiries from both Landlords and Tenants regarding termination of tenancies. This article applies to the renewal and termination of residential real property in California cities and municipalities that do NOT have local rent control ordinances (e.g. Santa Monica, Berkeley, San Francisco). However, even in these non-rent control jurisdicition, landlords must be careful with lease terminations.

Where there is a rental of a residential property for a term not specified by the parties, the general rule in California is 60 days notice. However, only 30 days notice is required in the following circumstances:

(A) If any tenant or resident has resided in the dwelling for less than one year, or
(B) If ALL of the following apply:

  1. The dwelling or unit is alienable separate from the title to any other dwelling unit.
  2. The owner has contracted to sell the dwelling or unit to a bona fide purchaser for value, and has established an escrow with a licensed escrow agent, as defined in Sections 17004 and 17200 of the Financial Code, or a licensed real estate broker, as defined in Section 10131 of the Business and Professions Code.
  3. The purchaser is a natural person or persons.
  4. The notice is given no more than 120 days after the escrow has been established.
  5. Notice was not previously given to the tenant pursuant to this section.
  6. The purchaser in good faith intends to reside in the property for at least one full year after the termination of the tenancy. Cal. Civ. Code § 1946.1 (West)

Any notices served under this Section, must meet the notice requirements of Section 1162 of the California Code of Civil Procedure.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

Adishian Law Group is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law, Real Estate law and Mediation Services. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco. As of March 2013, Adishian Law Group, P.C. has represented individual and corporate clients located across 20 California counties, 4 States outside of California and 9 foreign countries — in over 340 legal matters.

For more information about this topic or to speak with Chris Adishian:

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In this article we revisit the topic of California non-competition agreements  (also referred to as California non-compete agreements).

In the recent Silguero case, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District was presented with a twist on a recurring issue….that is, the enforceability of non-compete agreements in California. (See this blog’s earlier post, California Non-Compete Agreements).

Summary Facts:

In Silguero, the Plaintiff was employed as a sales rep for Company A. During her employment with Company A, Silguero was required to sign an agreement which prohibited her “from all sales activities for 18 months following either her departure or termination.” Silguero was eventually terminated from Company A, and she subsequently found employment with Company B. Thereafter, Company A contacted Company B and informed Company B that Silguero had signed a confidentiality/noncompete agreement with Company A, which prohibited Sugiura from all sales activities for 18 months following her departure from Company A. As a result of this communication from Company A., Company B terminated Silguero. Silguero sued Company B under various theories, including a Tameny claim (termination in violation of California public policy). The lower court granted Company B’s demurrer without leave to amend and Silguero appealed.

Holding:

The Second District reversed and remanded as to the Tameny claims, holding that Silguero had a viable Tameny claim against a subsequent employer based on public policy violation of California BPC 16600.

We’ve seen this fact pattern prior to the Silguero ruling, and we believe that it is not an uncommon practice in California.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

Adishian Law Group is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law, Real Estate law and Mediation Services. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco. As of March 2013, Adishian Law Group, P.C. has represented individual and corporate clients located across 20 California counties, 4 States outside of California and 9 foreign countries — in over 340 legal matters.

For more information about this topic or to speak with Chris Adishian:

Telephone: 310.726.0888 | 650.646.4022 | 415.955.0888
Email: askalg@adishianlaw.com
Social Media: @algpc |  LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

EL SEGUNDO, CA (October 1, 2010)—”We believe that social media is one of the fastest growing methods by which people connect with professional service providers,” says Chris Adishian, President of the Adishian Law Group headquarted in El Segundo, CA. “We look at Twitter as a tool that allows us to better serve our clients,” he explains.

Like most industries, the legal industry is changing ever faster. Adishian Law Group embraces this rate of change and makes strategic use of the latest technology in all aspects of its practice. States Adishian, “In his iconic book, Good

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to Great, author Jim Collins reinforces the point that technology accelerates momentum. The Adishian Law Group applies Collins’ premise to its firm’s operations: The right technology applied properly will help our firm serve our clients even better. Social media is one of those technologies.

“Whether delivering top level legal services for our clients or making the latest legal developments and resources available to the community at large, our firm embraces application of the latest technology to traditional law firm functions,” continues Adishian. “Our clients appreciate knowing that when they hire us, they are getting a firm operating on the leading edge.”

Twitter allows the Adishian Law Group to raise awareness about relevant legal issues to its clients and the community at large on a continuous basis without being intrusive. This distribution channel is expanding the firm’s reach in its primary practice areas—Corporate, Employment, Real Estate and Arbitration/Mediation—creating new relationships, and reinforcing its brand as the law firm to call when you need legal services in California.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

Adishian Law Group is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law, Real Estate law and Mediation Services. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco. As of March 2013, Adishian Law Group, P.C. has represented individual and corporate clients located across 20 California counties, 4 States outside of California and 9 foreign countries — in over 340 legal matters.

For more information about this topic or to speak with Chris Adishian:

Telephone: 310.726.0888 | 650.646.4022 | 415.955.0888
Email: askalg@adishianlaw.com
Social Media: @algpc | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube