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Seeking to recover possession in order to vacate the property for alleged drug activity or other violent crime?

The Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) allows a landlord to recover possession of a unit because of alleged illegal drug activity or other violent crime by the tenant(s) at the rental property. LAMC 151.09A.3.  There are two Declarations of Intent to Evict.  

DECLARATION OF INTENT TO EVICT FOR ALLEGED ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY (RSO Section 151.09.C.6).  

This is filed when the termination of tenancy is based on alleged illegal drug activity.

DECLARATION OF INTENT TO EVICT FOR ALLEGED DRUG-RELATED NUISANCE, ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY, OR GANG-RELATED CRIME (RSO Section 151.09.C.7). 

This is filed when the termination of tenancy is based on alleged gang-related crime, violent crime, unlawful weapon or ammunition crime, threat of violent crime, illegal drug activity or drug-related nuisance and the landlord desires to raise the rent upon re-rental of the rental unit to the next tenant.

Who Can Apply

Per Sections 151.09 A.3 of the LAMC, a landlord may seek to recover possession of a rental unit by complying with the filing requirements under the LAMC.  The landlord must be able to support his allegations that the tenant in the rental unit is engaging in illegal drug activity at the rental property and go through the court proceedings for a judgment.

What You Must Do

Submit a Declaration of Intent to Evict to comply with the requirements under the RSO.

Submit a copy of any supporting documentation such as City Attorney and Police reports, affidavits from other tenants.

Serve the tenant a 3 day notice in accordance with State Law.

Case must be resolved in a court proceeding.

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