Eviction Protections and Relocation Fees

Evictions/Terminations

Landlords may not evict tenants without a notice in compliance with State Law and must be for just cause as specifically stated by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance:

  • A - Failure to Pay Rent (§§ 4-5-502, 4-6-6 (A))
  • B - Violation of obligation of tenancy (§§ 4-5-503, 4-6-6 (B))
  • C - Maintenance of nuisances (§§ 4-5-504, 4-6-6 (C))
  • D - Illegal uses (§§ 4-5-505, 4-6-6 (D))
  • E - Refusal to Execute Leases (§ 4-6-6 (E))
  • F - Refusal to provide access (§§ 4-5-507, 4-6-6 (F))
  • G - Unapproved subtenants (§§ 4-5-508, 4-6-6 (G))
  • H - Use  by landlords ((§§ 4-6-6 (H))
  • I - Change of building managers (§§ 4-6-6 (I))
  • J - Demolition or Condominium Conversions (§§ 4-6-6 (J))
  • K - Major remodeling (§§ 4-6-6 (K))
  • L - Withdrawal of residential rental structure from the rental market (§§ 4-6-6 (L))
  • M - Disruptive tenant ((§§ 4-6-6 (M))

A dwelling unit vacated for reasons A, B, C, D, F, and G may be subsequently rented at any amount mutually agreed upon by the landlord and the new tenant.

Relocation Fees

Housing providers must pay relocation fees to a tenant evicted for reasons E (Chapter 6 only), H, I (Chapter 6 only), J, K, or L above. Households that include a senior, disabled person, or a minor child shall be entitled to an additional relocation fee in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000). The amount of the relocation fee payable to a tenant entitled to such fee pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be determined as follows:

Unit Type

Relocation Fee

If a tenant is a Senior Citizen (62+ yrs), Disabled, or a Minor

Bachelor or Single

$  6,646.77

$ 8,646.77

One Bedroom

$  9,818.28

$ 11,818.28

Two or More Bedrooms

$ 13,302.12

$ 15,302.12

 

 
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