California state law protects monthly tenants who have lived in their unit for more than a year from being evicted for no reason. San Francisco, however, offers the same protection to all tenants from month to month. Under the city`s rent laws, landlords can only evict them by “just a thing.” Some bad behavior on the part of the tenant can be considered a just cause, including:1 Not all apartments in San Francisco are covered by all parts of the rental order, but most are, according to the tenants association. If you are a monthly tenant. B who lives in a building built before June 1979, you are concerned with rent control. However, if you live in a detached house or condominium and moved in on January 1, 1996, you have no right against rent increases; However, they are covered by the fair eviction provisions of the rent regulations. The San Francisco Rent Ordinance allows landlords to evict tenants at the end of a fixed-term lease, but only if the lessor proposes another lease of “similar” duration and conditions that are “substantially the same” as the previous lease and the tenant refuses. This requires that the lessor strictly adhere to an annual renewal plan (or more) with its tenants, never spends the month per month and always proposes substantially identical leases each time. These inflexible requirements are rare, if ever, practical and always give tenants any decision-making power in return. This applies regardless of whether you have ever signed a written rental agreement.

Many tenants in San Francisco have informal and oral agreements with their landlords. If this is the case, the only agreement you must sign is an agreement that only indicates your monthly rent, the due date of rent payments and any other part of your original oral agreement (for example. B that tenants can use the backyard or that washing machines are the personal property of the tenants). In some cases, an oral lease may even be advantageous for a written lease, as they tend to be more permissive. In most parts of California, landlords can terminate a month-to-month contract for no reason by serving a properly informed tenant. However, detention in a rental unit offers greater rights. Landlords must provide 60 days` written notice to terminate a month-to-month contract if all tenants residing in the unit have been staying there for more than a year. If one of the tenants has lived in the unit for less than a year, California law requires only 30 days` notice, according to the Department of Consumer Affairs. A tenant`s breach of a tenancy or tenancy agreement may give the landlord a just reason to be evacuated in accordance with the tenancy agreement. Tenants should carefully check their lease agreement to determine what is allowed and what is not.

The tenants` room cannot provide legal advice to landlords or tenants regarding rent. Landlords and tenants should consult a lawyer on these issues. Before evacuating a tenant for any of these reasons, a landlord must first inform in writing of the problem and give the tenant the opportunity to correct it. But a tenant from month to month doesn`t necessarily have to do something wrong to have their lease terminated. According to the San Francisco regulations, landlords can also enter into a monthly agreement because they: if rents are offered for more than 30 nights per customer (for residential units that are not allowed to offer short-term rents by the Office of Short Term Rentals), make sure that booking schedules and announcements for all online offers clearly indicate a minimum stay of 30 days. Evacuation controls increase this calculation by allowing tenants, month after month, to maintain the possibility of short-term evacuation and the certainty that landlords do not unilaterally terminate their leases. This gives short-term tenants much of the benefits of a long-term lease and, therefore, generally disadvantages long-term leases for property owners