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January 1, 2019

“If A Tree Falls In The Forest . . .”: If A Tenant Has Yet To Be Evicted, Do They Still Possess The Premises?

“If a tree falls in the forest with no ears to hear does it make a sound?” While the answer to that riddle still remains elusive to many, a recent California court of appeal decision did succeed in answering another riddle: “If a tenant has yet to be formally evicted, but the lease is terminated, do they still lawfully possess the premises?”

By Jana Contreras