For a periodic or month to month tenancy in California, both the landlord and the tenant have the right to terminate the tenacy upon 30 or 60 days’ notice. The amount of notice required depends on the length of the tenant’s tenancy.
If the tenant has reside at the premises for less than a year, then 30 days’ notice is sufficient. However, if the tenant has resided at the premises for more than a year, than 60 days’ notice is required.
***Keep in mind, however, that if the property is subject to rent control there may be substantial additional requirements that a landlord must meet before evicting a month to month tenant. These additional requirements complicate the ability of a landlord to evict a tenant and should be given great attention.