SALINAS, Calif. (KION) The Salinas City Council has passed an emergency ordinance temporarily banning no-fault evictions, according to a county supervisor.
Supervisor Luis Alejo said it passed unanimously. According to the council report on the ordinance, it will take effect immediately and last until the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 takes effect in January.
The ban would prevent the owner of a residential property from evicting tenants without just cause, with certain exceptions, and it requires a written notice when one or more of the tenants have lived at the property continuously and lawfully for at least 12 months.
When the Tenant Protection Act, or AB 1482, takes effect, it will limit annual rent increases and prevent landlords from evicting tenants without just cause if they have lived at the property for at least 12 months.