California Code of Civil Procedure > Code Civ. Proc. §339.5. Two Years: Lease Not in Writing
Where a lease of real property is not in writing, no action shall be brought under Section 1951.2 of the Civil Code more than two years after the breach of the lease and abandonment of the property, or more than two years after the termination of the right of the lessee to possession of the property, whichever is the earlier time.