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Fault and no fault eviction notices by year since 1997

Eviction notices fall into two broad categories, “fault” and “no fault.” Fault eviction notices assert that the tenant has committed an act that justifies eviction. In contrast, “no fault” eviction notices indicate a temporary, long-term or permanent removal of the unit from the rent controlled market, e.g. by converting it to an ownership unit. The chart below distinguishes between no fault notices that could affect the supply of rent controlled units and those that do not.

Source: San Francisco Rent Board

Notes: In certain cases, landlords may have checked multiple grounds that indicated both fault and no fault. In these limited cases, the no fault category is assumed. Please check the source data to verify its recency and frequency of publishing.