On May 9, 2017, the City Council adopted the Tenant Protection Ordinance.
The Tenant Protection Ordinance outlines landlord responsibilities and tenant rights regarding notices to terminate. Under the Tenant Protection Ordinance, landlords of multifamily dwellings, guesthouses and unpermitted units will only be authorized to terminate tenancy under one of the 12 listed causes below (also view this flyer in Spanish and Vietnamese). Landlords must submit notices to vacate to the Rent Stabilization Program; submit a Notice to Terminate Tenancy with Just Cause using our simple online form.
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
Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities
On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the City Council took action on the following agenda items summarized below:
Amendment to the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO):
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 document approved through these meetings: