The L.A. Times recently wrote about the eviction of tenants at Villa Carlotta, a Hollywood landmark located on Franklin Avenue. In addition to enforcement of rent due dates and other rental agreement provisions, the last tenants who paid their rent on time and did not breach any rental agreement terms are being evicted through the Ellis Act.
The Ellis Act provides that a landlord can evict tenants in order to remove the rental units out of the rental market. Most of the time the Ellis Act is used for development of new housing or condominium conversions. The L.A. Times article is Changing Neighborhood Engulfs Their Old Hollywood Home. An eviction through the Ellis Act is a valid reason for an eviction under the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance. Although a tenant would be entitled to relocation fees, a landlord has the right to evict a tenant in order to remove the rental housing from the market.
If you have questions regarding Ellis Act evictions, please contact Anthony at 818-839-5220.