Response Time Extended for California Tenants

September, 2018

Effective September 1, 2019, under California AB 2343 response time for California tenants has been extended.

  • Code of Civil Procedure §1161 is amended to reflect that the three day notice period after service of a notice to pay rent or quit or a notice to perform covenant or quit will not include judicial holidays, including Saturday and Sunday.
  • Code of Civil Procedure §1167 is amended so that the five day period an unlawful detainer defendant has to respond to a notice of summons will not include judicial holidays, including Saturday and Sunday.

The text of the revised code sections is attached. 

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