The Rancho Cordova City Council adopted a temporary no-cause eviction ordinance intended to prevent owners from terminating tenancies before AB 1482 takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

The action was taken despite one council member remarking that the ordinance was “dumb legislation” and “could cause more harm than good.”

Under the emergency ordinance, rental owners may not terminate a tenancy without cause through Dec. 31, 2019. Any notice issued after the ordinance was passed on Nov. 18 without one of of the permissible “at-fault” just causes is invalid. However, notices issued prior to the council meeting are not affected. The ordinance expires at the end of the year when the statewide rent control and “just cause” protections for tenants take effect under AB 1482.

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