A new report, released by a tenants rights group in San Francisco this week, finds while Ellis Act evictions dropped nearly 50 percent in 2014, illegal eviction attempts are on the rise in the city.
KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.
A group of San Francisco landlords said they are preparing to file a lawsuit against the city after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to increase the amount of tenant relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.
State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is bringing legislation to Sacramento which could change the Ellis Act—the provisional law that has been used as a method for tenant evictions in San Francisco.