San Francisco Ellis Act Payments: Campos relocation payment law invalidated

On October 21, 2014, the U.S. District Court found Subsections 37.9A(e)(3)(E)–(I) unconstitutional. This was the new law invoked by David Campos that altered the San Francisco Ellis Act Payments for landlords looking to Ellis Act a property. The law required landlords to follow an archaic minimum “Rental Payment Differential” for San Francisco Ellis Act payments.

If you look at the SF Rent Board’s website it reads a Federal Judge has enjoined the City from enforcing the new relocation payment requirements. We wrote about these new relocation payments back in August 2014 and even provided a payment example.

While the City is appealing the District Court’s ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all questions concerning the legal effect of the District Court’s ruling pending a final decision in the case should be directed to private counsel.

We refer our clients to the following San Francisco attorney’s when it comes to tenant-landlord issues. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

1- Steve Adair MacDonald
2- Bornstein and Bornstein
3- Andy Sirkin