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Can a rent increase notice be served by email?

No. For residential tenancies, the notice may be hand delivered or served by first class U.S. mail. (See, Civil Code § 827) If served by mail, the notice must bear “a notation of the date and place of mailing or be accompanied by an unsigned copy of the affidavit or certificate of mailing.” (See, Code of Civil Procedure § 1013) Also, mailing via first class U.S. mail adds 5 days to the notice. (See, Code of Civil Procedure § 1013)

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June 22, 2015 | Landlord-Tenant Law |