I am a California landlord in a non-rent-controlled city, with two tenants on a one-year lease that is expiring soon. One roommate has offered to renew the lease, but only if it is under his name only, and only if the second tenant moves out. The other tenant does not return my calls and has not indicated whether or not he will renew the lease. At this point, I would like to offer a new lease to the tenant willing to sign on for one year.
I have two questions:
- What are my legal obligations in regards to serving notice at the end of a fixed term lease. Do I need to give the tenants 30 days?
- If I offer a lease to one of the existing tenants only, what are my legal obligations to the second tenant?