Ellis Act Ordinance

The Ellis Act allows owners to permanently withdraw rental units from the market. The City of Oakland has specific requirements that must be followed when removing a property through the the Ellis Act.

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Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 @ 7:52 PM

The procedures in the City of Oakland for compliance with the Ellis Act can be found in Sections 8.22.400 through 8.22.480 of the Oakland Municipal Code.

Removing a rental unit from the rental market is a serious and complicated matter. Owners are encouraged to seek and obtain legal advice concerning their own particular circumstances. Once a tenant is given a “Notice of Termination” and vacates any unit on the property, the application cannot be withdrawn.

Previous Regulation Versions

Ellis Act Conversion Regulation (2003)