Uniform Relocation Ordinance

On January 16, 2018, the City of Oakland passed the Uniform Relocation Ordinance to establish an uniform schedule of relocation payments which are now extended to tenants evicted when the owner or qualifying relative moves in.

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FAQ Tenant Relocation Rights when Owner Moves Into Rental Property

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: July 17th, 2023 9:53 AM

The Uniform Relocation Ordinance requires owners to provides tenants displaced by code compliance activities, owner or relative move-ins, Ellis Act, and condominium conversions with relocation payments. Except for temporary code compliance displacements, which requires the payment of actual temporary housing expenses, the payment amount depends on the size of the unit and adjusts for inflation annually on July 1st. The base payment amounts until June 30, 2024 are:

  • $7,861.52 per studio/one bedroom unit
  • $9,675.72 per two-bedroom unit
  • $11,943.47 per three or more-bedroom unit

Tenant households in rental units that include lower income, elderly or disabled tenants, and/or minor children are entitled to a single additional relocation payment of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per unit from the owner.