February 22, 2006

Ellis Act Relocation Assistance Upheld

A challenge of San Francisco's relocation assistance law for Ellis Act evictions has failed. From the Chronicle:

A state appeals court on Tuesday upheld a San Francisco law requiring landlords who plan to get out of the rental business to pay relocation assistance to the tenants they evict.

The measure requires all San Francisco tenants evicted under the Ellis Act -- regardless of their income -- to receive $4,500 in relocation assistance, with a cap of $13,500 per household.

A previous city law required landlords to pay that amount only to evicted low-income tenants and $3,000 to disabled tenants or those 62 and older.

Relocation assistance law is upheld [SFGate]
COURT UPHOLDS SAN FRANCISCO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE LAW [CBS5]
Court of Appeal Upholds San Francisco’s...Ellis Relocation Benefits [BeyondChron]

First Published: February 22, 2006 1:04 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

I don't know what the government is not making relocation assistance a bigger priority in this tough economy! This is hard news.

Posted by: Castle at May 12, 2011 10:06 AM

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