Tenants know your rights! You have the right not to enter into a voluntary sales contract. You can consult a lawyer before signing a voluntary sales contract. For more information on legalresources, click on the Legal Resource Information link You can terminate the sales contract in writing at any time within 30 days of all parties signing. If you accept a buyout and move, it is considered voluntary. If you are unintentionally evicted by the removal of your building from the housing market under the Ellis Act, you will receive moving expenses from your landlord, moving assistance from a non-profit agency and you may be eligible for priority for affordable housing in the city`s inclusion program. According to the regulation itself, “anecdotal evidence suggests that many buyback negotiations do not take place within the length of the weapons, and owners sometimes use high-pressure tactics and intimidation to encourage tenants to sign the agreements. Some landlords threaten to evacuate tenants if they do not accept the terms of the buyback… This tactic sometimes leads tenants to enter into buy-back agreements without fully understanding their rights or consulting a tenants` law advisor. But first, a little bit about the shapes. Landlords must complete a declaration that they have informed tenants of their rights during a buyout. In “Don`t Get a Buyout from Your Landlord: Part 1,” I talked in more detail about the information they need to inform them in more detail, but remember that the form informs tenants that they have the right not to participate in buyback negotiations and that they have the right to consult a lawyer. It is difficult to say why so many returns are filed, which never lead to definitive buybacks, and the Executive Director`s report does not address this issue. This disclosure process is therefore crucial because the buy-back settlement gives tenants the opportunity to sue landlords for non-compliance.
San Francisco now regulates “buy-back agreements” which it defines as “an agreement in which the lessor pays money or other consideration to the tenant to evacuate the rental unit.”