New Amendment Requires Just Cause to Remove Specified Housing Services

New Amendment Requires Just Cause to Remove Specified Housing Services

Ordinance No. 178-06 was approved by the Board of Supervisors and will become law without the mayor's signature on August 8, 2006. The Ordinance amendment requires a landlord to have just cause to remove or sever certain housing services like parking or storage from a tenancy. In the event of a dispute, the court will determine whether just cause exists in any given case. However, following the removal or severance of a housing service, either the landlord or the tenant may file a petition at the Rent Board to determine the amount of the corresponding rent reduction.