What are the Rules in West Hollywood?
In West Hollywood, a landlord cannot evict or relocate a tenant without "just cause." This applies to all rental properties: new and old; condos; single-family; and government subsidized.
Some "just cause" reasons include:
Non-payment of rent
Violation of terms and conditions
Causing a nuisance
Illegal use of the rental unit
Refusal to renew a lease
Refusal to provide access to landlord
Certain terms that are NOT "just cause" reasons include:
A tenant does not move out at end of lease term (lease goes month-to-month unless adequate notice of lease termination is given)
Tenant refused to pay rent in excess of maximum allowable rent
One person in addition to tenant may live in unit
Persons with disabilities may possess two or fewer pets in certain conditions
Additionally, in the event of a no-fault termination, landlords may be required to pay relocation fees to the tenant.
No-fault terminations include:
Landlord or relative wishes to live in the unit
Notices to evict tenants must include two things:
Specific grounds for eviction
Citation of the municipal code stating the grounds for eviction
The city's relocation fees are based on the number of bedrooms in the unit. One bedroom can cost over $10,000 in relocation fees. 3 bedrooms could be over $17,000. Fees can increase for elderly tenants and lower-income tenants.
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