This workshop explains the requirements for withdrawing accommodations from the rental housing market, as permitted by California Government Code Section 7060 et seq., commonly known as the Ellis Act. The Ellis Act establishes the right of landlords to withdraw existing housing accommodations, other than guestrooms or efficiency units within a residential hotel, from rent or lease.

The Ellis Act also allows local jurisdictions to adopt regulations controlling the withdrawal process, the return of withdrawn units to the rental market, the transfer of these property constraints to future owners, and the application of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) to newly constructed units on Ellised properties.

The City of Los Angeles has adopted regulations implementing Ellis Act provisions into the RSO, which are codified in Sections 151.22 through 151.28 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. These regulations mandate the recording of restrictions on the future use of the property, notice to tenants, relocation assistance and the right of tenants to return if the units are put back on the rental market. This is a complex process and property owners need to be well informed on the timeline and processes to conform with the law, while tenants need to know their rights in an Ellis eviction.

The workshops will be presented by the City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department’s Rent Stabilization Division staff.

RSVP: Online or at 213-928-9075 (Free Admission, seating is limited)
If you need translation, please request it at least three days in advance of the workshop.


Where: When:
Downtown Office
1200 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2015
Session in Spanish
Downtown Office
1200 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Session in English6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Session in English
South Regional Office
690 Knox Street, Suite 125
Los Angeles, CA 90502
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Session in English
North Regional Office
6640 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 17, 2015
Session in English
West Regional Office
1645 Corinth Avenue, Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90025
2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Session in English

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