Take one minute to tell your elected officials you OPPOSE the proposed amendments to the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO).
UPDATE Thursday, July 16, 2020During the latest City Council meeting, many Aldermen voiced reservations about the relocation fee, so it was pulled from consideration and replace by substituted provisions, including:
- Allowing a tenant to pay back rent after an eviction process begins
- Rent must be accepted at any time prior to a judgment being entered
- Tenancy of fewer than 6 months get 30-days notice, tenancies of 6 months to 3 years get 60-days notice, and tenants of more than 3 years get 120-days notice
The Mayor’s office has been working for several months on amendments to the RLTO. These proposed amendments would require landlords governed under RLTO to:
- Increase tenant notification of lease termination to 90 days (instead of 30-day notice);
- Provide tenants with a $2,500 relocation fee if a property owner would like to renovate, convert unit/s to a condominium, or demolish the building within 90 days of the tenant leaving;
- Expand the above requirements to all landlords, including those within owner-occupied buildings containing six or fewer units.