AB 1482, or the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, imposes “just cause” for eviction requirements on many residential rental properties in California. If a tenancy is protected by just cause, AB 1482 prohibits a landlord from terminating the tenancy, without providing a reason that’s permissible under the legislation.  

Under AB 1482, an owner’s intent to occupy the unit, including the owner’s spouse, domestic partner, children, grandchildren, parents, or grandparents, is an allowed reason for terminating the tenancy. However, under the law, for a tenancy that starts or renews on or after July 1, 2020, the owner move-in provision must be provided in the lease or rental agreement; otherwise, an owner will not be allowed to use the owner move-in termination without the tenant’s consent.  

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