I recently sent a tenant a letter notifying a tenant that I will be handling the management of the property they are in and my father is no longer the one they pay rent to. However, that tenant hasn’t paid for December’s rent. Am I able to serve him the 3 day notice or does my father have to be the one to serve him since he was the one in charge in December? I just want to ensure I do this correctly.
I’m asking because of this excerpt from the California Landlord Law Book:
Do not include in a three-day notice any rent that accrued prior to your having properly noti ed the tenant in writing of your new ownership interest and
other required information. is includes your name, street address, and telephone number and that of any manager or other person authorized to accept rent, plus information as to whether rent is to be paid personally (and if so, usual days and hours you or that person will be present to accept rent), by mail, or by deposit in a nancial institution. is information is required by CC § 1962, whether you obtained title to the property by purchase at a foreclosure sale, ordinary purchase, or inheritance. is information can be given to new tenants in the rental agreement or lease, but if not—for example, if you bought the property with a tenant already in residence— the information must be provided separately. If you haven’t given this type of notice, the tenant may successfully defeat a rent-nonpayment eviction lawsuit based on a three-day notice that includes rents before you gave the notice. You will then have to wait until the next month’s rent comes due to give the tenant a three-day notice demanding rent—but only after you’ve complied by providing the required information (such as your address and phone number).