Legislative Update - February 16, 2023
The Chula Vista Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO) goes into effect on March 1, 2023. SCRHA has created the mandatory notifications for existing residents and forms Chula Vista property owners and managers need to comply with the ordinance. A Rental Agreement specific to Chula Vista is also available for tenancies beginning or renewed on or after March 1, 2023. The Termination of Tenancy Forms will be available by March 1.
Property owners and managers should serve the Mandatory Notification no later than March 1.
SCRHA has created the Chula Vista TPO Mandatory Notification letter that you may customize and serve to your residents. You may send the letter via first class mail or post to your resident’s door. SCRHA has also created an addendum, Form 283 - Chula Vista TPO Mandatory Notification Addendum, that you may get signed by residents if time permits.
Single Family Homes, condos and other properties considered “alienable separate from the title to any other dwelling unit” and not owned by a real estate investment trust, a corporation, or an LLC in which at least one member is a corporation, are exempt from the law ONLY if specific exemption notification is provided. SCRHA has created a letter that you may customize and serve to your residents. You may send the letter via first class mail or post to your resident’s door. SCRHA has also created an addendum, Form 284 - Chula Vista TPO Exemption Notification Addendum, that you may get signed by residents.
Owner Occupancy Addendum
In order for an owner or family member to move into a covered rental unit, for leases entered into on or after July 1, 2020, the tenant must agree in writing to the termination, or a provision of the lease must state this right. Most owners and managers have already accomplished this via the existing SCRHA Rental Agreement or AB 1482 addendum. However, SCRHA has created a letter and an addendum, Form 203 - Chula Vista TPO Owner Occupancy Addendum, with this language and references to the Chula Vista Municipal Code.
Chula Vista Rental Agreement – Form 200CV
For rental agreements commencing or renewed on or after March 1, 2023, the mandatory notice must be included as an addendum to the rental agreement, or as a written notice signed by the tenant, with a copy provided to the Tenant. SCRHA has included this mandatory language in the rental agreement to satisfy this requirement. Additionally, the Chula Vista Rental Agreement contains the Owner Occupancy language and Exemption notification options.
Termination of Tenancy Forms:
The City of Chula Vista is still finalizing the Administrative Regulations related to the ordinance. SCRHA is waiting for the City to finalize these regulations in order to complete the Termination of Tenancy Forms and other guidance. For example, a copy of termination notices must be provided to the city, but there is no information on where to send those yet.
SCRHA has created a resource page for this new law and will be updating it as needed. If you missed one of the SCRHA webinars on the topic, you may view it and other valuable classes on the SCRHA Recorded Webinar page.