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Investment Property in the

City of San Jose

Who is affected?

If you own property in the City of San Jose, and it falls into one of the following categories, then tenants who live in your property are protected by the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO), and you can not proceed with the normal eviction process:

Anne-Michelle is very knowledgeable and offered great advice as she reviewed our documents, carefully explaining the tradeoffs involved and various options we could pursue. She was thorough in explaining the different options and resources that are available to us, and provided sound, actionable advice on how to best proceed with a very challenging situation.
— Denise J., Client
  • Apartment with three or more residential units

  • Unpermitted cottage or converted garage

  • Guest rooms within a permitted boarding house

  • Three or more condos or townhomes within the same complex

If you own property in the City of San Jose, and it DOES NOT fall into one of the categories above, then you are not impacted by the TPO. You can proceed with the normal eviction process as stated here.

Why does it matter?

Well, it’s kind of a big deal. Actually, it’s a really big deal. Why is it such a big deal? Well, for starters, have you visited the city’s website recently? It’s overwhelming. Go ahead, check it out here and let us know if you can confidently decipher how your property is impacted by these rules.

If you are new to the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO) or Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and/or have no idea what those acronyms stand for, then you have come to the right place. Our law office specializes in the City of San Jose’s local ordinances. We have read through the Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO). We have read through the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO). We attend (and teach) lectures and meetings regarding the ongoing changes to the City of San Jose’s Just Cause and Rent Control restrictions.

We encourage you to hire professionals from the start and Contact Us.

What do I do now?

Hire a team of professionals to handle your case from the very start in order to be the most cost effective and time sensitive. Contact Us for a free consultation.