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Authors: Bloom, Chiu


The Ellis Act allows landlords to evict all tenants from a building, in order to go out of the rental business and use that building for another purpose. If an owner chooses to do so, they may not turn around after evicting the tenants and return their units to the rental market. However, the Act contains a loophole which allows landlords to do this unit-by-unit, thus allowing them to evict all their renters one by one and still remain in the rental business. AB 2364 would have closed this loophole.