In this month’s e-newsletter, we discuss what the Ellis Act is and whether you may be at risk of an Ellis Act eviction.
Separately, we are proud to announce another addition to our growing team. In June, Raul Azucena, a first-year law student at UC Davis School of Law, will be joining the firm as a Summer Law Clerk. Raul grew up in Palm Bay, Florida and moved to Evanston, Illinois for college. As an undergrad, he studied Learning and Organizational Change and took classes in history and economics. After college, Raul worked as a data analyst and a mortgage processor. During his free time, he enjoys watching basketball (his favorite teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Toronto Raptors) and traveling. Last summer, he visited El Salvador and Guatemala.
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Eric L. Toscano
CEO & Managing Attorney
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WHAT IS THE ELLIS ACT AND AM I AT RISK OF AN ELLIS ACT EVICTION?
The Ellis Act is a California law that provides landlords with a legal method removing their properties from the rental market. It became law in 1985 after the California Supreme Court decision in the case of Nash v. City of Santa Monica, and, because it is a state law, is one of the just causes for eviction in every city in California with eviction control.
To evict tenants under the Ellis Act, a landlord must remove all rental units in a building from the market, i.e., not just one or two. Bay Area cities with rent ordinances have imposed several requirements on landlords, such as...
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