Landlords Would Have To Give a Year's Notice To Evict Under Tenant-Rights Bill

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Melody Gutierrez
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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