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“Ellis” Evictions & Requirements to Remove a Rental Unit from the Housing Market. Workshop Tuesday September 13, 10:00am in Torrance. Details

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:00am
South Regional Office690 Knox Street,Torrance, CA 90502

This month’s workshop explains the requirements for withdrawing accommodations from the rental housing market, as permitted by California Government Code Section 7060 et seq., commonly known as the Ellis Act. The Ellis Act establishes the right of landlords to withdraw existing housing accommodations, other than guestrooms or efficiency units within a residential hotel, from rent or lease.

The Ellis Act also allows local jurisdictions to adopt regulations controlling the withdrawal process, the return of withdrawn units to the rental market, the transfer of these property constraints to future owners, and the application of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) to newly constructed units on Ellised properties.

The City of Los Angeles has adopted regulations implementing Ellis Act provisions into the RSO, which are codified in Sections 151.22 through 151.28 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.  These regulations mandate the recording of restrictions on the future use of the property, notice to tenants, relocation assistance and the right of tenants to return if the units are put back on the rental market.  This is a complex process where property owners need to be well-informed on the timeline and processes to conform to the law, and tenants should be aware of their rights in the event of an Ellis eviction.

The workshops will be presented by HCIDLA’s Rent Stabilization Division staff.

RSVP: Online or at 213-928-9075
(Free Admission, seating is limited)
If you need translation, please request it at least three days in advance of the workshop.