SocketSite Reports on New Legislation To Close Eviction “Loophole”


SocketSite reports on new legislation to close an eviction “loophole”.

In an apparent response to stories like the “rent increase heard ’round the internet” from last March, the City has drafted legislation to require conditional use authorization before landlords can “remove” in-law units by merging them into the adjacent single family home (which has the effect of rendering the entire property “alienable separate from the title to any other dwelling unit” and exempt from local rent increase limitations under Costa-Hawkins).