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Condominium,” “condominium project,” “community apartment,” and “stock cooperative” shall be defined in accord with the law of the State as the same may from time to time be amended (Business and Professions Code, Civil Code). For purposes of this chapter, the term “condominium” shall include all of the above terms.

Conversion” means a proposed change in the type of ownership of a parcel or parcels of land, together with the existing attached structures, from residential rental realty to a condominium, as defined herein, regardless of whether substantial improvements have been made to such structures. Whenever any building permit has been issued by the City for a multifamily building, any attempt thereafter to make the project a condominium shall constitute a conversion.

Disabled tenant” means an individual with a disability as defined in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Government Code Section 12926).

Just Cause Eviction. A landlord may lawfully evict a tenant for failing to pay rent, violating a lease agreement or refusing to renew a lease, causing damage to the premises or creating a nuisance, using the unit for an illegal purpose, or denying the landlord access to the property. A tenant may also be lawfully evicted if his/her occupancy is conditioned upon employment on the property and that employment is terminated. An owner may also require a tenant to move out if the owner wishes to use the unit for their principal residence or use the unit for the principal residence of the owner’s spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, or grandparent. Landlords may also require the vacation of a unit in order to complete repairs for code compliance which repairs may not reasonably be completed with the tenant in residence. In this case, tenants have the right to move back into the unit once the repairs are completed.

Unjust eviction” means an eviction for any reason other than that defined as a just cause eviction. (Ord. 1111, 2018)