SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A state appeals court has struck down the city of San Francisco’s most recent law on how much relocation assistance landlords must pay to tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Tuesday unanimously ruled that the 2015 law, which allowed payments of up to $50,000, was pre-empted by the Ellis Act because it “placed a prohibitive price on a landlord’s right to exit the rental market.”

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A state appeals court has struck down the city of San Francisco’s most recent law on how much relocation assistance landlords must pay to tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Tuesday unanimously ruled that the 2015 law, which allowed payments of up to $50,000, was pre-empted by the Ellis Act because it “placed a prohibitive price on a landlord’s right to exit the rental market.”

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