I'm a Roommate living in California, paying $800 a month directly to the landlord on a month to month basis;
The Landlord wants to evict me, because after 2 years of paying on time or early, I have fallen on tough times and simply cannot afford $800 a month.
I have been paying him piece meal these last 3 months ever since the Federal Government shutdown.
He's been accepting it.
Recently, he said I could pay him weekly at $150 a week,
I plan to pay him the week beginning Monday March 11, 2019 $150
and the week beginning Monday March 18, 2019, $150
but the week beginning Monday March 25, 2019, I cannot pay him anything, I need my resources on other essentials such as food etc.
Someone in my situation who lives in California and is not under a lease, but a month to month roommate, who shares 1 room in addition to 3 other roommates, who are not related to me, nor are friends, just acquaintances,
How much time do I have before the Landlord files in the state of California, an Unlawful Detainer for non-payment of rent until the formal eviction?
I would move just before the eviction gets filed and surrender the keys only because I have no other option and I'd use whatever I'd save for a security deposit elsewhere.
My main concern is to not have a formal eviction on my record which would make it almost impossible to find tenancy elsewhere.
So in order to avoid a formal eviction on my record, here in California state, I would surrender my house keys to the Landlord in how much time?
Before a Landlord Tenant Judge issues an eviction date so that I can present my side of the story?
How much time is that?
The Landlord claims he will serve me with a 3 day notice, but I have been living there for 2 years (paying rent in full on time and often early) and only the last 3 months have I been short on rent.
I get my mail here so ....
Isn't a 30 day notice required and then there is a court date 3-4 weeks away?
So, how much am I looking at before a formal eviction gets filed and ruins my prospects for tenancy elsewhere?
In the above example 30 days (amount of days of a 30 day notice) then 3-4 weeks later when an eviction court date is set up, so....1 month and 2 weeks?
So is it 1 month and 2 weeks?
Thank you so much for any useful and decent help you could provide me.
I'm so worried. I will pay him what I owe him when I get back on track again and I've told him that, but he is very demanding.
Thank you, again.