What other protections do I have under the Fairfax just cause ordinance?

Lease terms under one year: Your landlord can choose to evict you if your lease term is less than one year and your landlord had previously occupied the unit and wants to return. Your landlord is not required to provide any relocation payments.

Protections for school age children and educators: You cannot be evicted for substantial repairs or owner move-in if you have resided in the unit for more than a year and there are K-12 school-age children under the age of 18 or an employee/contractor of a Marin County school grade 12 or below in the household if the notice of eviction expires during the school year. “Educators” includes any staff or contractors employed by the school (examples: counselors, custodians, etc.).

Written warning requirement: If your landlord believes you are creating a nuisance on the property (example: causing damage to the unit) or refusing to grant the landlord reasonable access to make repairs or show property to potential buyer, they must first give you a letter describing the alleged violation seven days before they serve a notice of eviction for the nuisance or violation. We recommend that you discuss with your landlord, in writing, how to resolve the alleged violation before an eviction notice is served.

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