California's Ellis Act cannot be Contractually Waived

The Ellis Act, Cal. Gov. Code § 7060 et. seq., authorizes landlords to remove their residential units from the rental market. The city and appellants entered a settlement agreement which purported to waive appellants' rights to Ellis Act. Second District Court of Appeal (185 Cal.App.4th 771) held: Appellants' rights under Ellis Act could not be waived by contract. Appellants were not barred by estoppel.
Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
(310) 286-2000

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