With a lease, you fix the term of the tenancy which is usually one year but sometimes longer. The following rules apply:

  • You can not raise the rent until the lease expires
  • You can not change other terms of the tenancy
  • You usually can not evict a tenant before the lease expires

At the end of the lease you have a few options: sign a new lease for a set period, decline to renew the lease, or do nothing which means your lease will convert to a month-to-month if you continue to accept monthly rent from the tenant.


  • You may change the rent or end the tenancy with a 30, 60, or 90 days’ written notice
  • You may change other terms of the tenancy with a 30 days’ written notice
  • A tenant who wants to move out needs to give you only 30 days’ notice

Kong Property Management Group provides property management and leasing services to the greater part of Silicon Valley. We specialize in single-family homes, condos, townhomes, duplexes, as well as apartment buildings. Based in San Jose, Kong Property Management Group is a local and family-owned business with over 15 years of combined experience in residential property management, real estate sales, and appraisal.