CalRHA Affiliate Wins Court Battle Regarding Ellis Act Relocation Payments

The lawsuit challenged an ordinance that dramatically increased relocation payments that San Francisco rental owners must give to tenants. - Written by CalRHA - Posted Apr 11, 2017

March 22, 2017 – San Francisco – The Small Property Owners of San Francisco (SPOSFI) and a group of local property owners prevailed in the Court of Appeal against the City and County of San Francisco. The lawsuit challenged a recent ordinance that dramatically increased relocation payments that San Francisco rental property owners must give to tenants whose rental units are withdrawn under the state’s Ellis Act. (The Ellis Act is a California state law that guarantees property owners’ right to “go out of the rental business”.) The Court of...

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