Rules and Regulations §12.20 Effective 2/1/12

The Rent Board Commission amended Rules and Regulations Section 12.20 effective December 14, 2011 to provide that a tenant may not be evicted for violation of a unilaterally imposed change in the terms of a tenancy unless the tenant accepted the newly imposed term in writing or the newly imposed term is authorized by the Rent Ordinance.  The Rent Board Commission further amended Rules and Regulations Section 12.20 effective February 1, 2012 to allow a landlord to evict a tenant for violation of a unilaterally imposed change in the terms of a tenancy where the change in terms is required by law.

The following paragraph constitutes the full text of Rules and Regulations Section 12.20, as amended effective February 1, 2012:

Notwithstanding any change in the terms of a tenancy pursuant to Civil Code Section 827, a tenant may not be evicted for violation of a covenant or obligation that was not included in the tenant's rental agreement at the inception of the tenancy unless: (1) the change in the terms of the tenancy is authorized by the Rent Ordinance or required by federal, state or local law; or (2) the change in the terms of the tenancy was accepted in writing by the tenant after receipt of written notice from the landlord that the tenant need not accept such new term as part of the rental agreement. The landlord's inability to evict a tenant under this Section for violation of a unilaterally imposed change in the terms of a tenancy shall not constitute a decrease in housing service under the Rent Ordinance as to any other tenant.