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Landlord Selling Property in San Francisco (關於在三藩市房東出售房產情況下租客需要注意的事項)

December 6, 2021 Guides & Reports

Frequently Asked Questions

My landlord is selling the property and asked me to move out. Should I move out?

Do not assume that you have to move out when your landlord is selling. In San Francisco, most properties are covered by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and/or the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019. Under these protections, any landlord (whether he is the seller or buyer) must have a "just cause" to evict you. Your landlord selling the property is not a “just cause” under these laws. Your landlord cannot force you to move out just because they are selling the property. Note that your landlord must provide you with a written notice before they try to evict you.

我的房東要賣房子,要我搬出去,我應該搬出去嗎?

不要認為房東賣房子的時候您就得搬出去。在三藩市,大多數房產都受到《三藩市租金條例》和/或《2019年加利福尼亞租戶保護法》的保護。在這些保護下,任何房東(不管他是賣方還是買方)都必須有“正當理由”驅逐您。根據這些法律,房東出售房產不是“正當理由”。房東不能僅僅因為賣房子就強迫您搬出去。請注意,您的房東在想讓您搬出去之前,必須給您提供一份正式的書面通知書。

My landlord is inviting potential buyers to view my unit. What are my rights?

Your landlord should be respectful of your time and space. As a renter, you are entitled to a reasonable amount of notice. In California, your landlord must inform you in writing at least 24 hours before a scheduled showing. Verbal notice (by phone or in-person) is allowed if the landlord has given prior written notice within 120 days that the property is for sale and the landlord will be showing the property to prospective buyers.

我的房東正在邀請潛在買家參觀我的租房。在這種情況下,我擁有哪些權利?

您的房東應該尊重您的時間和私人空間。作為一個承租人,您有權收到合理的通知。在加利福尼亞州,房東必須在看房前至少24小時書面通知您。如房東已提前120天以書面通知其有關房屋將會出售,並會將帶準買家看房,那麼房東可以口頭通知(電話或親身遞交)租客。

What is an “Estoppel Certificate”? Do I have to sign it?

Also known as “Rental Questionnaire” or “Statement of Tenancy”, an “Estoppel Certificate” is a document that provides information about your tenancy to the potential buyer/new owners, who will take over as your landlord after the sale.

It is an important legally binding document (signed under penalty of perjury) and you must verify all the details in the certificate before signing. Some lease agreements include a requirement that a tenant must submit an estoppel certificate within a certain period of time. You should check your lease agreement to see if you have agreed to this. If not, it may not be necessary, but sometimes still beneficial to complete it. If you need help submitting the certificate, you should consult a tenant counselor or a lawyer.

什麼是“禁止反言證件”?我是否需要簽字?

“禁止反言證件”又稱“租金問卷”或“租約說明書”,是一份向準買家/新房主提供的租約資料的文件。

這是一份重要的具有法律約束力的文件(如偽證簽署會受到懲罰),您必須在簽署前核實證件中的所有細節內容。有些租賃協議要求承租人必須在一定時間內提交禁止反言證件。您應該檢查一下您的租賃協議,看看是否已同意了這一條。如果沒有,那可能就沒有必要提交了,但有時同意這一條是有好處的。如果您需要提交該證件,您應該諮詢租戶顧問或律師。

Can a new landlord-buyer evict me or raise my rent?

A lease is tied to a rental property, not an owner. Even if the owner changes, the lease remains the same. The new owner has an obligation to existing tenants to honor the contract that you have with the prior owner. In other words, the new owner steps into the shoes of the previous landlord. This means that the new landlord cannot raise your rent in excess of the allowable limits or prior to seeking approvals from the Rent Board. Likewise, the new landlord cannot evict you without “just cause”. The new landlord must notify you within 15 days after they buy the property on where, to whom and how to pay rent.

新房東能否驅逐我或漲房租?

租賃協議是與租賃財產掛鉤的,而不是與房主掛鉤的。即使房主改變了,租約也是一樣的。新房東需要承擔原來房主對現有租戶的相關租賃協議中的義務。換句話說,新房東接替了前房東的位置。這意味著新房東不能漲租超過規定的限額,或在獲得租金委員會的批准之前,不能漲租金。同樣,新房東沒有「正當理由」也不能驅逐您。新房東必須在購買房子後15天內通知您需要在哪、向誰和如何支付租金。

The information contained herein is general and not applicable in all cases. For legal advice, please contact the Asian Law Caucus.

本文包含的一般信息並不適用於所有情況。 尋求法律建議,請聯繫亞洲法律聯會。