San Franciscans received 1,269 eviction notices between
March 1, 2009 and Feb. 28, 2010 -- as compared to 1,430 filed during
the previous 12 months, the city's Rent Board reported earlier this month.
Much of the decline came from a sharp drop in so-called
Ellis Act evictions, in which an owner will boot out tenants to take
units off the rental market. In San Francisco, the Ellis Act,
permitting landlords to leave the rental business, is frequently
invoked so that units can be converted to occupier ownership situations
such as condominiums or tenancies in common (TICs). During the 12
months leading up to the end of February ,the city recorded 43 Ellis
Act eviction notices, down from 192 the year before.
Looking for an upside to the down economy? Look no further.
in keeping with bad economic times, landlords evicted fewer tenants
based on the rationale they planned to fix up the place.
temporary capital improvement eviction notices decreased by 38 percent.
Owner or relative move-in eviction notices, meanwhile, decreased by 27
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