Bill extends Tenant Protections to survivors of Elder abuse
A new bill expands existing laws that protect domestic violence survivors to survivors of elder abuse. Existing law prohibits a landlord from evicting a tenant based upon an act of domestic violence. The bill expands that protection to survivors of elder abuse and dependent adult abuse.
The bill also allows survivors of elder abuse to terminate a tenancy prematurely, a protection already available to survivors of domestic violence. Existing law requires survivors to provide evidence by means of a restraining order or police report but the bill adds protective orders to the list of documents that may be used as evidence of the underlying abuse.
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