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 is that property owner can not evict “protected tenants” except in rare scenarios. Protected tenants include people 60 years old or over and the disabled. Protected tenants are to have occupied the rental for unit for 10 years. This rule is a more flexible 5 years for the extremely ill.