Good Faith

There are a number of specific conditions that must be met for a property owner to use owner occupancy as Just Cause for evicting a tenant.  One condition that must be met post Proposition G (which went into effect Nov 1998) is that, for an owner-occupancy eviction to be valid, the occupying owners must act in good faith. If a tenant can prove in court that an eviction occurred because of an ulterior motive (most often that the intent was profit in lieu of occupancy), the eviction may be overturned and the owner liable for damages.