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Glendale Rental Rights Program

The Glendale Rental Rights Program took effect March 14, 2019, and the program is made up of three different components:

  1. Just Cause Eviction Ordinance
  2. Relocation Assistance Program
  3. Right to Lease Program.

 

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Glendale Right to Lease Ordinance

Glendale’s Right to Lease Ordinance requires that rental property owners, of parcels with (5) five or more units, in Glendale offer their residents a one-year lease in writing. Ninety days prior to the end of an existing lease term, landlords must give tenants the option to renew for an additional year, where the rental rates and any increases are set in the agreement. If a tenant rejects the landlord’s lease offer, landlords are required to present another one year lease offer at the time of a rent increase after a year has passed since the previous lease offer.

 

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Just Cause Eviction

There are twelve (12) legal reasons in Glendale’s Just Cause Eviction Ordinance that a landlord can legally evict a tenant. The Ordinance applies to parcels containing three or more rental units excluding Government Subsidized (Section 8) units and few other specific circumstances are exempt. Some of these legal reasons for evicting a tenant relate to an action on the tenant’s part and some of the reasons are “no fault” reasons – meaning the tenant has not done anything wrong that warrants an eviction and the landlord wishes to regain possession of their rental unit.

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Some of the most common reasons for evictions before the pandemic were:

  • Failure to pay rent
  • Lease violations
  • Criminal activity in the home
  • Excessive damage to the property
  • Failure to permit a landlord to enter with cause

Recently Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution has significantly limited the legal reasons for an eviction for all rental units.

Based on Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution, a landlord cannot evict for any of the following reasons if related to COVID-19:

  • Non-payment of Rent, restrictions apply
  • Nuisance (through May 31, 2022)
  • Unauthorized Occupants (through May 31, 2022)
  • Unauthorized Pets (through May 31, 2022)

Additionally, based on Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution a landlord cannot evict for some no-fault reasons such as evicting a tenant in order to perform a substantial remodel to the rental unit.

However, based on Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution a Landlord can evict a tenant if the Landlord or Landlord’s family member wishes to move into the unit, but only under very specific circumstances, which change depending on the date of the eviction.

We encourage all owners to seek the legal advice of a competent attorney before starting an eviction and read the text of the laws, linked above. Particularly pay attention to the rules governing the dates and circumstances under which a landlord may enter a rental unit, as the LA County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution allows for a tenant to deny entry to the landlord if certain conditions are met.

Terminating a tenancy is no longer as easy as canceling a lease. There’s a process that needs to be followed – even if your tenant hasn’t paid rent. When you’re looking for someone to help you stay compliant with the ever changing laws, our experts at RentalHouse Property Management can be an invaluable resource.

 

Relocation Assistance

Glendale’s Relocation Assistance Program applies to parcels containing (3) three or more rental units excluding Government Subsidized (Section 8) units and few other specific circumstances are exempt. Relocation Assistance must be provided when your tenants decide to vacate your rental property in response to an increase in rent that’s more than seven percent (7%) over a twelve (12) month period.

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Relocation assistance is money the landlord must pay to their tenants. The dollar amount of the relocation assistance that needs to be paid because of a rent increase depends on the number of units on the parcel, how long the tenant has lived in the unit, the tenant’s income level, and the proposed rent. The relocation assistance ranges from three (3) times current rent all the way up to six (6) times proposed rent.

In addition to relocation assistance due for rent increases over 7%, Glendale landlords are also required to provide financial relocation assistance when they must evict a tenant due to certain “no fault” reasons:

  • Landlord or landlord’s family member is moving into the property
  • Property becomes non-habitable due to renovations or demolition
  • Property is converting to a commercial use

There are few exemptions.

The relocation assistance amount you must pay for “no fault” evictions will depend on the number of bedrooms and existing fair market rents per the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The relocation assistance amount, according to Glendale’s Relocation Assistance Program, will be two (2) times fair market rent plus $1000.

Even If your unit is exempt from Glendale’s Relocation Assistance Program, you may still have to pay relocation assistance. According to Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution, if you meet the narrow criteria to evict a tenant based on owner/family move-ins, you will have to pay relocation assistance per Section 8.52.110 of the County Code and DCBA’s Policies and Procedures. See here for amounts.

We know how to make the financial relocation assistance process as stress-free as possible. When you need to relocate your tenant, RentalHouse Property Management is your best solution to facilitate the process.

Disclaimer

The information on this webpage is not meant to be legal advice and is intended for educational purposes only. The laws change frequently and this webpage may not be updated to reflect current rules. Do not rely on the information on this webpage when making legal decisions. Consult with legal counsel regarding your particular case before taking any action.

Exemptions: Do These Laws Apply to Your Glendale Rental Home?

Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Townhomes, Condos, and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) are exempt from the three (3) components of Glendale’s Rental Rights Program – Just Cause Eviction, Relocation Assistance, and Right to Lease.

Why Work with RentalHouse Property Management?

Owning rental property in Glendale requires adhering to all city, county, and state laws, which sometimes contradict and supersede each other. When you work with our experienced team, you can count on:

  • Immediate evaluations to determine compliance and/or exemptions.
  • Up-to-date expertise on all state, local, and federal rental housing laws.
  • Documented leasing and screening processes.
  • Compliant lease agreements.

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