Governor Brown signs bill giving tenants more time to stave off eviction

California tenants will have more days to pay rent or respond to eviction lawsuits, according to a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday. State law maintains that tenants have three days to comply with lease terms or pay rent, and five days to respond to eviction proceedings. The new provision swaps calendar days to court days — no longer counting weekends and holidays in the respondent’s timeline. As rents continue to rise across the Bay Area and beyond, proponents see the…

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Governor Brown signs bill giving tenants more time to stave off eviction