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If I purchase a 3-4 unit property in the Los Angeles area in

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If I purchase a 3-4 unit property in the Los Angeles area in which to relocate my family, am I responsible to pay for relocation of tenants occupying the property prior to my purchase?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  socallegalwork replied 5 months ago.
That depends on what area of Los Angeles you intend to evict the tenants. Most parts of Los Angeles, the answer is no. However, there are "rent control" areas of Los Angeles that restrict the reasons why you can evict a tenant and, yes, will require you to pay a relocation stipend to those tenants being evicted. What part of Los Angeles in particular? Is it the City of Los Angeles? Or another city in Los Angeles County?

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