What is the name of your state? California.
I was wondering if anyone could explain to me a bit about Notice of Belief of Abandonment.
My tenants stopped paying rent on December 1, and I have been unable to contact them. Their neighbor tells me he has seen no sign of them and believes they are not staying there. I am wondering 1) is the Abandonment Notice an easier, faster, and cheaper way to get possession back rather than filing Unlawful Detainer? 2) is it possible to file both notices at the same time or does one cancel out or interfere with the other? Most importantly, every web page I have looked at remarks that I must have good cause to think they have moved out. The fourteen day waiting period is almost elapsed, but since I cannot enter the unit or speak with them, how exactly what I go about establishing “good cause,” other than the fact that their next door neighbor has not seen them?
It seems that the abandonment notice requires no feed or court involvement and is there for the better option, but not if I’m going to get sued for wrongful eviction because I don’t have good cause. I’m trying to decide if I should try it were just go with unlawful dictator, so any insights would be appreciated.
As a side question, the electric bill is still in my name. I know the landlord cannot shut off his tenants utilities, but is that true even when the utility is in my own name?