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:
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.
1. Checklist for requirements
2. Frequently asked questions
3. Relocation assistance & extended stay
4. Termination of tenancy forms:
TERMINATION NOTICE for withdrawal from the rental market: a lANDLORD may use these forms to proceed with a termination of tenancy to withdraw a property permanently from the rental market.
RP-22 – Instructions
RP-22 (A) – Sample Notice of Intent
RP-22 (B) – Sample Termination of Tenancy Notice
RP-22 (C) - Sample Notice for Tenant to Assert the Vacate Date
RP-22 (D) – Sample Tenant Option to Return to Unit
RP-22 (E) - Sample Proof of Service
RP-22 (F) – Recordable Memorandum
RP-22 (G) – Sample Owner Notice to Re-Rent Withdrawn Unit