The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project released a new study that documents  how the Ellis Act is used primarily by new buyers to evict tenants rather than its original intent of giving longterm owners a way to exit the rental market.

The new study shows that most Ellis Act evictions have been carried out “by recent purchasers, and a disturbing number by serial evictors.”

The report recommends two changes: “the Act should not be available to new owners of property or to owners have have previously exited and reentered the rental business.”

The recommendations are based on the following findings:

Courtesy of the Anti-eviction project.

Courtesy of the Anti-eviction project.