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June 8, 2010: East Palo Alto Passes New Rent Control and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance

On June 8, 2010, the voters of the City of East Palo Alto passed a new Rent Stabilization and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance. The Ordinance significantly changes the law governing rental units in the City of East Palo Alto, most notably:

• The new ordinance eliminates the rent control exemption for owners who own four or fewer rental units in the City of East Palo Alto.

• The new ordinance increases the restrictions on how and when an owner may recover a rental unit for their or their family’s use.

• The new ordinance requires all owners of rental units to re-register their units for determination of maximum rents and exemptions not later than January 1, 2011.

We invite you to contact us for an appointment to discuss the effect of the new Rent Stabilization and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance on your rental property.