SPECIAL NOTICE: If you have recently served or received a notice of termination for “no cause”, please read the following Notice carefully. Contact John D. Lê of the City Attorney’s Office at (510) 747-4765 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
On May 21, 2019, 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. Although the effective date of this Ordinance is thirty (30) days after final adoption (here, July 5th given that the Ordinance was introduced on May 21 and adoption [second reading] is expected on June 4th), any action to terminate a tenancy based on “no cause” for which a landlord has not secured by July 5, 2019 a final court judgment ordering the tenant to vacate will be of no effect because on or after that date, a landlord’s right to take any action to terminate a tenancy based on “no cause” will have been eliminated.
Accordingly, if the City Council adopts the ordinance amending Ordinance No. 3148 on June 4, 2019, and the ordinance becomes effective, beginning July 5, 2019:
1) Any notice of termination for “no cause” served on a tenant for which a landlord has not secured by July 5, 2019 a final court judgment ordering the tenant to vacate will be of no effect on or after that date.
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.
The following resources apply only to terminations for:
Notice to Vacate for No Cause
Capital Improvement Plan
Withdrawal from the rental market
Compliance with a governmental order
Terminations for the reasons below must follow state law, but are NOT required to be filed with the Rent Stabilization Program.
Failure to pay rent
Breach of lease
Failure to give access
Please take note: The expiration of the term of a lease is not grounds for termination of the tenancy. Click here for more information.
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4. Relocation assistance & extended stay
5. Termination of tenancy forms: