Sec. 37.9D Foreclosure Evictions

Sec. 37.9D      ForeclosureEvictions.

               [Addedby Ord. 60-10, effective April 25, 2010]

(a)       Foreclosureis defined for purposes of this Section 37.9D as the reversion or transfer oftitle to a property to a lender, mortgagee, or beneficiary of a deed of trust,or an agent thereof, in full or partial satisfaction of a defaultedobligation.  This definition of"foreclosure" includes but is not limited to the definitionsin California Civil Code section 2924.

(b)       Anyresidential tenant who was in possession of a rental unit at the time offoreclosure, where that dwelling or unit is otherwise exempted from theeviction control provisions of Chapter 37 by Sections 37.2(r)(5), (6) or (7),may not be evicted by the person or entity who took title through foreclosure (seeSection 37.9D(a)), except for justcause as provided in Section 37.9 and related provisions of Chapter 37, or atthe end of the tenant's existing lease, whichever occurs later. 

(c)       To theextent permissible under state and federal law, any residential tenant who hasa valid lease or rental agreement at the time of foreclosure may enforce thatrental agreement after foreclosure.

(d)       Atenant whose landlord recovers possession or endeavors to recover possession ofthe unit in violation of this section may exercise any remedies available underthis Chapter or under other applicable law.

(e)       Within15 days after foreclosure of a residential property subject to this Section37.9D, the person or entity that takes title must provide to the tenant ortenants in the property (see Subsection 37.9D(b)) notice of their rights underthis Section 37.9D.

                        (i)         Thenotice shall be in the following form in bold type of at least 14 points:


                        Toall tenants residing at:                                                      (property address).

                        Date:                                                  .

                                    Theperson or entity named below obtained title through foreclosure

                        tothe property in which you reside, on:                                                   (date).

                        Youare hereby advised that under San Francisco Administrative

            CodeSection 37.9 you may not be evicted from the rental unit in which you

            resideunless the landlord has a just cause for eviction under Section

            37.9(a)of the San Francisco Administrative Code.

                        Additionalinformation on your tenant rights under this ordinance is

            availablefrom the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and

            ArbitrationBoard, 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California,

            telephonenumber (415) 252-4602.

                        Nameof lender and contact telephone number:                                                .

               (ii)        Noticerequired by this Section 37.9D shall be provided either:  by both posting a copy of the notice ina conspicuous place on the property and by first-class mail to each affectedresidential unit; or by posting a copy of the notice in a conspicuous place onthe property and in a prominent place on each affected residential unit.

          (iii)       It shall bea defense to an eviction utilizing the just cause provisions of Section 37.9,if a landlord who is required to provide the notice required by this Section37.9D endeavors to recover possession prior to providing this notice and thenotice required by Civil Code section 1962.