Adjusted Relocation Assistance Based on the
Change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
As of January 18, 2017
Section 6-58.150.A, Alameda Municipal Code
Ordinance No. 3148 provides that a tenant is owed $1,500 for moving expenses (in addition to the equivalent of up to four months’ rent) when a tenancy is terminated for no fault of the tenant (see below). This $1,500 is to be adjusted each year based on the change in the Consumer Price Index.
In 2016, the Consumer Price Index changed 3.5%; hence, moving expenses due the tenant under the Ordinance, is now $1,553.00.
The amount of the adjusted moving expenses will apply to all notices of “no fault” termination of tenancies (see below) served on and after January 18, 2017.
Updated relocation assistance calculation:
$1,553.00 + [(Number of years, or portion thereof, in the unit;Max=4) x (monthly rent*)]
*Monthly rent is averaged over the preceding 12 months
No fault terminations of tenancies include:
• Notice to vacate for “no cause”
• Owner move-in
• Capital improvement plan
• Withdrawal of the rental unit from the rental market
• Compliance with a governmental order
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