PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:

If you have served or received a notice of termination for “no cause” on or after May 3, 2017, please read the following Notice carefully. Contact John Le of the City Attorney’s Office at (510) 747-4765 or jle@alamedacityattorney.org with any questions.

ON MAY 17, 2017, THE CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 3148. IN PERTINENT PART, THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO REMOVE “NO CAUSE” AS A PERMISSIBLE GROUNDS FOR TERMINATING A TENANCY UNDER SECTION 6-58.140.A OF THE ALAMEDA MUNICIPAL CODE. IN ADDITION, THE CITY COUNCIL ALSO ADDED A PROVISION THAT WOULD RENDER “NULL AND VOID” ANY ACTION BY A LANDLORD TO TERMINATE A TENANCY FOR “NO CAUSE” BETWEEN MAY 3, 2017 AND THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 3148. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE IS EXPECTED TO BE 30 DAYS FROM JUNE 6, 2017 (SCHEDULED DATE OF ADOPTION), OR JULY 6, 2017.

Accordingly, if the City Council adopts the ordinance amending Ordinance No. 3148 on June 6, 2017, and the ordinance becomes effective, beginning July 6, 2017:

1)     Any notice of termination for “no cause” served on a tenant on or after May 3, 2017, shall be rendered null and void.

2)     Landlords must refrain from taking action to terminate any tenancy for “no cause,” including, but not limited to, making a demand for possession of a Rental Unit, threatening to terminate a tenancy, bringing or continuing to prosecute any action to recover possession or be granted possession of a rental unit, etc.


Termination of Tenancy 

It is strongly encouraged that relocation payments and any agreements are documented in writing.

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Note: It is NOT required that the notice be filed with the Program Administrator if the termination is for:

  • Failure to pay rent
  • Breach of lease
  • Nuisance 
  • Failure to give access

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City of Alameda Forms

RP-06

Compliance Filing Concerning a Notice of Termination of Tenancy

Version 1.24.17

A Landlord must file this form with the Program Administrator when a landlord serves a tenant with a notice of termination of tenancy for any of the following reasons:

  • Notice to Vacate for No Cause
  • Owner Move-In
  • Demolition
  • Capital Improvement Plan
  • Withdrawal from the rental market
  • Compliance with a governmental order

Version 1.24.17

A tenant may submit this form to the Program Administrator with a copy of the termination of tenancy notice for any of the following reasons: 

  • Notice to Vacate for No Cause
  • Owner Move-In
  • Demolition
  • Capital Improvement Plan
  • Withdrawal from the rental market
  • Compliance with a governmental order

RP-16

Tenant's Request for Review of a Notice to Terminate a Tenancy

 

Forms Submission:

E-mail: rrac@alamedahsg.org
Fax: (510) 864-0879
Mail/ In-Person: 701 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501