On-line Submissions: Landlords and property managers can now submit a Notice to Terminate Tenancy with Just Cause using our simple online form.
The following documents are available for the Tenant Protection Ordinance:
Just Cause Reasons on Tenant Actions
1. Nonpayment of rent
2. Material or habitual violation of the lease
3. Damage to the apartment
4. Refusal to agree to a similar or new rental agreement
5. Disorderly behavior disturbing the peace
6. Refuse access to the apartment when requested in accordance to law
7. Unapproved holdover subtenant
Just Cause Reasons Based on Landlord Decision or Consequence of Action
8. Substantial rehabilitation of the apartment
9. Removal or apartments from the rental market under the Ellis Act
10. Owner move-in
11. City code enforcement actions requiring a moveout
12. Convert an unpermitted apartment for permitted use
On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the City Council took action on the following agenda items summarized below:
Amendment to the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO):
Revised Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and Regulations:
Staffing Plan and Associated Fee Increase:
The second reading of the Tenant Protection Ordinance and Apartment Rent Ordinance took place Tuesday, November 28, 2017, and Council approved the changes above so the ordinances will go into effect on December 28, 2017. In the weeks following, staff will begin implementing a plan to reach out to constituents with informational materials and opportunities for additional assistance and education.
Please refer to the following documents approved through these meetings:
Upcoming Action Items
The Housing & Community Development Commission held a special meeting on October 5, 2017 to discuss the Tenant Protection Ordinance and the revised Apartment Rent Ordinance. The amended Tenant Protection Ordinance and memorandum are available for review. The memo outlining the changes to the draft Apartment Rent Ordinance and Regulations is available for review. The report includes proposed staff changes to the Ordinance as a result of feedback received during the public comment period. The draft Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and Regulations were available for public review and comment from August 14, 2017 to September 22, 2017.
The most up-to-date versions of the Apartment Rent Ordinance and Regulations have been published.
The following public meetings will be hosted by the Housing Department to discuss the draft documents:
City Hall Council Chambers
200 E Santa Clara St