Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in California

I am in Santa Barbara CA and have rented to 3 students under the drinking age. They have without my permission thrown many drinking parties and I would like them to leave, but we have a lease. Can I break the lease over the drinking? What is my liability in regards to underage drinking tenants?

Asked on 7/24/11, 10:14 am

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Mark Saltzman, MBA, JD Law Offices of Mark E. Saltzman
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Look at your lease. It probably requires the tenant to refrain from engaging in unlawful conduct on the premises. In any event, unlawful conduct can constitute grounds for eviction.

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Answered on 7/25/11, 1:04 pm

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