Residential tenancies and domestic violence: AB 2052 effective 9-27-08 adds CC section 1946.7 which 1) authorizes tenant to notify landlord that tenant or household member was victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and that the tenant intends to terminate the tenancy, 2) requires notice in writing (to be given within 60 days of date of order or officer’s report, or within time period set forth in CC Section 1946

[renewable hiring of real property: notice of termination]), along with attached copy of TRO or protective iorder, or written report of investigation police officer; 3) provides that tenant will be responsible for payment of rent for 30 days following notice (or as stated in CC section 1946; prorated if premises rented to another party), but willbe release from further liability and 4) specifies that only the victim is relieved from obligation.

Also, CCP 1161 is amended to add a list of acts constituting unlawful detainer by creating a rebuttable presumption affecting the burden of proof that person who commits act of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking has committed a nuisance upon the premises.