The bill prohibits a landlord from evicting a residential tenant unless the landlord has cause for eviction. Cause exists only when:

  • A tenant or lessee is guilty of an unlawful detention of real property under certain circumstances described in existing law, as amended by the bill; or
  • Conditions exist constituting grounds for a "no-fault eviction".
  • The following conditions constitute grounds for a "no-fault eviction" of a residential tenant, with certain limitations:
  • Demolition or conversion of the residential premises;
  • Substantial repairs or renovations to the residential premises;
  • Occupancy assumed by the landlord or a family member of the landlord;
  • Expiration of time-limited housing operated by a mission-driven organization; and
  • Withdrawal of the residential premises from the rental market for the purpose of selling the residential premises.

A landlord that proceeds with a no-fault eviction in violation of certain notice requirements or other restrictions must provide relocation assistance to the tenant in the amount of 2 months' rent plus one additional month of rent if any of the following individuals reside in the residential premises:

  • An individual who is under 18 years of age or at least 60 years of age;
  • An individual whose income is no greater than 80% of the area median income; or
  • An individual with a disability.
  • If a landlord proceeds with an eviction of a tenant without cause, the tenant may seek relief as provided in existing laws concerning unlawful removal of a tenant and may assert the landlord's violation as an affirmative defense to an eviction proceeding.

Current law allows a tenant to terminate a tenancy by serving written notice to the landlord within a prescribed time period, based on the length of the tenancy. For the purpose of such notices, certain provisions apply, including the following:

  • Any person in possession of real property with the assent of the owner is presumed to be a tenant at will until the contrary is shown; and
  • Certain provisions concerning notices to quit do not apply to the termination of a residential tenancy if the residential premises is a condominium unit.

The bill eliminates these provisions.

Current law requires the management of a mobile home park to make a reasonable effort to notify a resident of the management's intention to enter the mobile home space at least 48 hours before entry. The bill increases this notice period to 72 hours.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Rep. M. Duran, Rep. J. Mabrey, Sen. J. Gonzales, Sen. N. Hinrichsen


Under consideration



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