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.
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.
-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