Tenant is Not At-Fault for Eviction

Situations that require the property owner to regain the use of the rental unit, as the result of a personal or business decision, and not the fault of the tenant may be cause for eviction, but the landlord may have to pay the tenant relocation assistance. These reasons include when the landlord:

1.      Wants the rental unit for his own use or a family member. 

2.      Wants the rental unit for the use of a resident manager.

3.      Wants to demolish or permanently remove the unit from rental housing use (Ellis Act). 

4.      Has been ordered to vacate the unit or building by a governmental agency, as the result of a legal violation.

5.      Is the Federal Government and wants to sell the property the rental unit is on.

6.       Owns a Residential Hotel and wants to demolish or convert the building to another use. 

7.      Wants to convert or build Affordable Housing Accommodations requiring a government-imposed regulatory agreement.

A landlord cannot evict a tenant in order to sell the property, unless the property is owned by the Federal Government.

For additional information on legal reasons for evictions, click here. 

To learn more about the RSO and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, click here