Renters' Rights

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Do you have questions about your rights as a renter?  Are you unsure about how the Ellis Act applies to you?  For answers, check out the rest of the page.  

Ellis Act

The Ellis Act is part of a California law provision which gives landlords a legal way go leave the rental market business.  The provision provides important protections for renters too.

Tenant Protections

Notice:

-Tenants must be given 120 days of notice or one-year of notice for those over 62 or with disabilities before their eviction, assuming the tenant has lived in the residence for at least one year.

Compensation: (all monetary amounts are subjected to increase due to annual rent adjustment)

-If you lived in a unit for less than three years, you are eligible for $7,700

-If you lived in a unit for more than 3 years or your income is less than 80% of the median income in your neighborhood, you’re eligible to receive $10,200

-If you are disabled, 62 years or older or have a dependent child, you are eligible for even more:

-If you lived in a unit for less than 3 years, you can receive $16,100

-If you lived in a unit for more than 3 years, you can receive $19,000


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