Owner Move In Occupancy Requirements
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 intend to move in to unit with 3 months of the eviction and plan to remain for at least 36 months thereafter. In cases where the owner decides to re-rent the unit within 36 months, the owner must offer the unit to the evicted tenant at their former rent. If this offer is declined, the owner is further obligated to offer the unit on the market at the evicted tenants former rent.