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File #: 170417    Version: Name: Administrative Code - Owner Move-In Evictions and Other Landlord-Tenant Matters
Type: Ordinance Status: Pending Committee Action
Introduced: 6/20/2017 In control: Land Use and Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/26/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Ordinance amending the Administrative Code regarding owner and relative move-in (“OMI”) evictions to require a landlord seeking to recover possession of a unit for an OMI to provide the tenant with an approved form to advise the Rent Board of address changes; clarify the evidentiary standard for finding that an OMI was performed in good faith; require a landlord to file documentation with the Rent Board regarding the status of the OMI, with a penalty for not filing such documentation, and requiring the Rent Board to transmit a random sampling of such documentation to the District Attorney; extend from three to five years the time period after an OMI during which a landlord who intends to re-rent the unit must first offer the unit to the displaced tenant; and authorize a tenant who has been charged excess rent within five years after an OMI to sue for treble damages; and, as to matters not limited to OMI evictions, provide that a tenant waiver of rights in a buyout agreement is not enforceable if the buyout is not timely filed with the Rent Board; extend from one to three years the statute of limitations for wrongful eviction claims; authorize interested non-profit organizations to sue for wrongful eviction and collection of excess rent; and making clarifying changes.
Sponsors: Aaron Peskin, Jane Kim, Hillary Ronen
Attachments: 1. Leg Ver1, 2. Leg Dig Ver1, 3. Referral FYI 041917, 4. Leg Ver2, 5. Leg Dig Ver2, 6. Referral FYI 061317, 7. Leg Ver3, 8. Leg Dig Ver3, 9. Referral FYI 061617, 10. Leg Ver4, 11. Leg Dig Ver4, 12. Referral FYI 062117, 13. Comm Pkt 062617, 14. COB Memo Comm Rpt 062717, 15. Leg Ver5, 16. Leg Dig Ver5
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