This article was posted on Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

The San Diego City Council adopted a temporary ban on residential no-fault evictions which took effect on May 22, 2022. Under this local law, no-fault evictions would not be allowed in the City of San Diego until September 30, 2022, or 60 days after the end of the local state of emergency declared by the mayor due to the COVID-19 pandemic, whichever date occurred first.

What is a “No-Fault” Eviction?

A no-fault eviction occurs when a landlord terminates a tenancy with the tenant for reasons that do not involve any alleged nonpayment of rent, nuisance conduct, default by the tenant or lease violation by the tenant.

While in effect, the no fault eviction moratorium extended noticing periods and prohibited no fault evictions for all residential tenants, regardless of their COVID-19 hardship status.

“No-Fault” Eviction Moratorium Expired!

On September 30, 2022, the City of San Diego’s residential no-fault eviction moratorium expired, expanding the list of reasons a landlord can terminate a tenancy or evict a tenant.

Although evictions without cause can resume, not every tenancy termination is permitted. For example, landlords cannot evict someone as a form of retaliation if a tenant asks for repairs or if their property is subject to local or state rent eviction controls.

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However, you should immediately consult an attorney to determine if you can proceed with a no-fault eviction!!

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