What is the Ellis Act?

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What is the Ellis Act
Source: Business Insider

What is the Ellis Act?

The Ellis Act is a California law which says that landlords have the unconditional right to evict tenants to “go out of business.”

For an Ellis eviction, the landlord must remove all of the units in the building from the rental market, i.e., the landlord must evict all the tenants and cannot single out one tenant (for example, with low rent) and/or remove just one unit out of several from the rental market.

The Ellis Act is included in the just causes for eviction under the Rent Ordinance as Section 37.9(a)13).