Prop. H: Voters pass bigger eviction payouts

The amount of money paid to tenants by landlords in owner move-in and other, similar evictions, will increase nearly fivefold, thanks to a ballot measure passed by San Francisco voters Tuesday.

Proposition H will amend city code to raise the amount of money property owners must pay their tenants for so-called no-fault evictions. Those can include owner move-in evictions and capital improvements, among others.

Presently, tenants are entitled to $1,000 in such cases, but Proposition H changes that to a minimum payment of $4,500 per tenant, with an additional $3,000 for disabled tenants or children and a cap of $13,500 cap for the unit.

The proposition provides the first increase in such payments since 1998, when city legislation set as $1,000 the amount landlords must pay tenants ousted by owner move-in evictions. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in The City was $2,000 at that time. Since then, it has climbed to about $2,550.

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