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Owner Move In Evictions Articles

Proving Bad Faith OMI

Researching Your Landlord — Proving Bad Faith in an Owner Move-In Eviction or Capital Improvements Eviction (OMI is also sometimes referred to as relative move-in, OMI, LMI, or landlord move-in eviction) The best way to fight an Owner Move-In Eviction is to find out everything you can about the owner and the owner’s relatives, if applicable.  It is important to keep in mind that it may not be in your best interest to tell the landlord about information you gather. … Read More »

San Francisco Just Cause Eviction

Eviction Protection in San Francisco If your apartment building was built before 1979 and has two or more units, then you are covered by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance.  The Rent Ordinance gives two protections:  rent protection and eviction protection.  Under the eviction protection portion of the Rent Ordinance, the landlord can only evict for one of 15 reasons – called just causes.  The landlord cannot evict without a just cause.  They cannot lock you out or throw your stuff… Read More »

Owner Move-In Evictions

Know Your Rights in an Owner Move-In Eviction Owner Move-In Eviction is also often referred to as an OMI, Relative Move-In, LMI, or Landlord Move-In Eviction OMI Defined The San Francisco Rent Ordinance allows the owner of a building to evict all tenants from a single rental unit if: The owner has at least a 25% interest in the building; and Intends in “good faith” to live in the unit for at least 3 years (barring an emergency) An owner… Read More »

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