Landlords who evict tenants under the Ellis Act would have to give them a year’s notice — instead of four months — under one of three tenant-rights bills being introduced Thursday in the Legislature.
Another bill would require landlords to wait 10 days — instead of three — to begin eviction proceedings against tenants who haven’t paid their rent on time.
And a third bill would require landlords across the state to show “just cause” — a reasonable reason — before trying to force tenants out.
The bills by Assemblymen David Chiu, D-San Francisco; Rob Bonta, D-Alameda; and Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, are intended to slow evictions throughout the state as California grapples with a housing crisis.
“These will have an enormous impact on a tenant’s ability to fight an eviction,” Chiu said Wednesday.