Although the City of Glendale does not have rent control that limits the amount a landlord can charge tenants, Glendale has enacted an ordinance that regulates evictions in the City. The City of Glendale also provides a handy guide to its just cause eviction ordinance here. The eviction control ordinance applies to all rental units except the following:
- Rooms or accommodation in a hotel, boarding house, or lodging house rented to transient guests for less than 60 days.
- Housing accommodations in a religious facility, hospital, convent, monastery, church, extended care facility, asylum, non-profit home for the aged; dormitories owned and operated by an institution of higher education, or a high school or elementary school
- A unit located on a property that has two or fewer rental units (duplexes and single family homes are exempt).
- There is an additional exemption for leases. A unit is exempt if the landlord and tenant enter into a one year lease. A unit may also be exempt if the tenant rejects a landlord’s offer for a one year lease and a rental agreement is entered into. There are several requirements that will be discussed in an other blog entry.
Legal Reasons to Evict a Tenant in Glendale
The following are the twelve reasons a landlord may evict a tenant in Glendale:
- The tenant has failed to pay the rent
- The tenant has violated a provision in the lease or rental agreement after landlord has provided proper notice
- The tenant is committing a nuisance or causing damage to the property
- The tenant is using the unit for an illegal purpose
- A subtenant resides in the unit after the lease term who was not approved by the landlord
- The tenant has refused reasonable access by the landlord to make repairs, for inspection, or to show the unit to prospective purchasers or mortgagee.
- The landlord seeks to do major rehabilitation work to the unit that is equal to eight times the monthly rent or the unit would be uninhabitable for 30 days.
- The landlord seeks to recover possession for a resident manager or for the landlord and/or his family.
- The landlord seeks to remove the rental unit from the rental market.
- The landlord seeks to evict in response to a government order to vacate.
- The landlord seeks in good faith to recover possession of the rental unit in order to comply with a contractual agreement relating to the qualifications of tenancy
- The tenant continues to smoke in the unit or common areas when it is prohibited.
Glendale provides that a landlord must pay relocation assistance under certain circumstances. This will be discussed in the next blog entry.