Landlord is paying me to leave the unit when I don’t want to
Offering you money to vacate the unit or attempting to coerce a tenant to vacate with offer(s) of payments to vacate that are accompanied with threats or intimidation. This shall not include settlement offers made in good faith.
In Oakland, there are strong protections for tenants who are being offered Cash for Keys. The landlord has to give you pre-negotiation disclosures, a document with your rights regarding move out agreements (this right includes asking the landlord not to give you any offers to move out for 6 months and the right to rescind a move out agreement). “Tenant Move Out Agreement “.
If you are covered under the Tenant Protection Ordinance (Check to find out if you are protected under TPO) you can sue your landlord for not respecting your desire to stay in the unit (and not take their money). Under the Oakland Tenant Protection Ordinance, your landlord is not allowed to offer you payment to move out more than once every six months if you ask them not to.