No, I don’t live in any of these
Excellent. You are covered under Oakland Just Cause protections.
Since you have Oakland Just Cause protections this means your landlord MUST have a Just Cause (there are only 11) for eviction or else the notice is invalid (even if you have a month-to-month lease, or are at the end of a year-long lease). The Just Cause reason must be stated clearly on the notice.
The Just Cause reasons for eviction under the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance are:
- You have not paid rent.
- You continue to violate a part of the lease.
- You refuse to sign a new lease that has materially the same terms as your old lease.
- You are doing significant damage to the property.
- You are creating noise or disturbances that bother tenants or residents
- You are using the building for an illegal purpose.
- You are refusing to let the landlord into the apartment as required by law.
- The landlord wants to move back in.
- The landlord wants to live in the unit as a full time resident (or the landlord wants to move in their spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, or grandparent, but not sibling or other relative).
- The landlord uses the Ellis Act, a state law that allows landlords to evict all of a building’s tenants in order to take the building off the rental market.
- The landlord wants to make repairs on the unit that cannot be made with the tenant living there.
What is the reason for the eviction stated in the letter?
Failed to pay rent
Violated part of the lease
Refused to sign a new lease
Damaged the property
Disturbing the peace
Using the building illegally
Not letting owner in the house
Owner wants to move back into the unit
Owner relatives want to move into the unit
Changing the property into multiple units/Taking it off the rental market (Ellis Act)
Landlord wants to make repairs
Owner is selling the unit