My question involves a roommate in the State of: California.
I'm renting a room in a house owned by another person who resides in the same house. The property is in Northern California. We drafted and signed a month to month lease that included a clause that requires 30 days notice to terminate the lease. We added a statement that allows immediate termination for irreconcilable differences but no statement as too how fast the place must be vacated.
My roommate, the owner, is now saying that because I am living in a house renting a room that she is not constrained by any of the California Real Estate laws. She has more than once tried to evict me with a 24 hour notice, under the premise that, because she is the homeowner/occupant, she can do what she wants without legal constraint.
My opinion is that she is bound by the 30 day termination requirement of the lease. Also, from my prior education in real estate law (real estate agent), she is bound by CA Real Estate Law and cannot expect vacancy in 24 hours. Similar to a 3 Day Notice to Quit.
Can anyone advise here? Is there any difference between tenancy in an apartment and a room in a house? Does she have the right to evict immediately with legal expectation of immediate vacancy of the property?