Under Current Law
A tenant has three days to respond to an Eviction Notice and five days to respond to an Eviction Lawsuit. New law (AB 2343) just signed last month states that weekends and court holidays will be excluded when figuring deadlines. This gives tenants more time in certain filings and according to David Chu, the bill’s author, “A few extra days can be the difference between staying in their home or becoming homeless”.
The law will become effective on September 1, 2019.