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Well, the rights are significant -- but dependent upon several circumstances, none of which is mentioned in your very brief question. In order to answer usefully, we would need to know:
1. Are you on a long-term lease, or month-to-month rental? Lease with option.
2. If it's a lease, did it just expire? No, the option had no expire. 13yrs on lease/option
3. If it's a month-to-month rental, have you been there over a year? 13 years
4. Were you given a written notice? If so, was it properly delivered? Did it specify that you had a right to cure, e.g., by paying rent or correcting some other breach of the lease? Yes, by sheriff, 08/28/13 no breach
5. If what you got was indeed a notice of eviction, was it the first notice you received, or were there previous notices? No previous
6. Any allegations of drug dealing or other criminal activity? None.
7. Anything else unusual about the circumstances? Payed $1200 + rent per month to cover option.
8. Have you had other communications with the manager or landlord, before or after receiving the notice? None.
9. Has there been an "unlawful detainer" lawsuit filed against you? No
10. Is the property residential or commercial? residential
11. Does your community have any rent control or special tenants' rights ordinances? checking
The answer to each of these questions could lead, in turn, to several additional questions.
Sorry I can't give you any more specific response; there are just too many different answers depending upon the circumstances.
Bryan R. R. Whipple, Attorney at Law
P O Box 318
Tomales, CA 94971-0318