The Ellis Act process begins with the owner filing with the Rent Adjustment Program a series of documents called the “Withdrawal Notices." Notices must be signed by all owners of record and are subject to penalty of perjury.
These required notices consist of the following forms 1-4.
- Form 1 Notice to Rent Adjustment Program of Intent to Withdraw
- Form 2 Certificate and Summary of Notice of Intent to Withdraw
- Form 3 Notice of Interest in Re-Renting Unit
- Form 4 Notice to Rent Adjustment Program of Constraints
All rental units on the property must be removed through an Ellis Act withdrawal.
The filing fee is $250.00 per unit. The removal of the unit is effective 120 days after filing the Withdrawal Notices. If the tenant is sixty-two (62) years of age or older and/or disabled, the withdrawal is effective one (1) year. The Ellis Act cannot be used to withdraw a rental unit during a fixed term lease. Also, it cannot be used to retaliate or discriminate against a tenant.
Tenant households are entitled to relocation assistance. The payment amount depends on the size of the unit as explained under the Uniform Relocation Ordinance.