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February 8, 2023, City Council Public Workshop on Eviction Protections

LARKSPUR CITY COUNCIL

PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON EVICTION PROTECTIONS


Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 6:30 PM

Attend In-Person: Larkspur City Council Chambers, 400 Magnolia Avenue
Attend Online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88623879870


You are invited to join the Larkspur City Council for a public workshop to discuss eviction protections.  During the workshop, the Council wants to hear from the community about the eviction protections found in the Tenant Protection Act of 2019. At several of its meetings in 2022, the Council heard from members of the community that they would like the Council to limit or eliminate the ability of landlords to invoke the four “no fault just cause” reasons that a tenant can be evicted.  The Council is particularly interest in hearing from Larkspur landlords and tenants about these four causes for eviction.

Per the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, the following are the “at fault just cause” reasons why a tenant may be evicted:

  • Non-payment of rent;
  • Breach of a material term of the rental agreement that has not been corrected after written notice under CC §1161(3) (the new law requires the landlord to serve an additional 3-day notice to quit after the cure period is passed);
  • Maintaining or committing a nuisance as described in CC §1161(4);
  • Maintaining or committing waste as described in CC §1161(4);
  • Termination of the rental agreement without renewal (i.e. the tenant refuses to sign a written extension or renewal after written request or demand from the owner);
  • Criminal activity by the tenant;
  • Unapproved subtenant;
  • The tenant has refused to give the landlord access to the unit as permitted by law;
  • Illegal use of the unit;
  • Failure to vacate after termination of employment or agency as described in CC §1161(1); and
  • Failure to deliver possession after the tenant provides written notice of intent to vacate or makes a written offer of surrender that is accepted by the landlord.

In addition, under the Act there are four “no-fault just cause” reasons that a tenant can be evicted:

  • The owner, spouse, domestic partner, children, grandchildren, parents or grandparents intends to occupy the unit. For new or renewed leases entered into on or after July 1, 2020, the tenant must agree to this in writing.
  • Withdrawal of the unit from the rental market.
  • Compliance with a government or court order or local ordinance that necessitates vacating the premises.
  • Demolition or substantial remodel of the unit.

The statute provides for relocation assistance— equal to one month of rent – in the event of a no fault just cause eviction.

An agenda will be posted at www.cityoflarkspur.org/agendas at least 24 hours before the meeting. If you have any questions about how to attend the meeting or would like to submit public comment in advance of the meeting, please contact cityclerk@cityoflarkspur.org or call 415-927-5002.

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