Cash-for-Keys Buyouts: What You Need to Know

You have been approached by the landlord with a cash offer to vacate your apartment. It is called a buyout. Should you take it? Is it a fair offer? Do you have leverage to negotiate a better offer? We urge you to know your rights before you take the cash. A rent-stabilized tenancy in Beverly Hills is worth more than you think. So let’s talk about the buyout and your options when the landlord comes calling with cash in hand.

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The Deck is Stacked Against Tenants

A frustrating aspect of pro-tenant advocacy work is that however well-intentioned the outreach, the fact is the deck is stacked against those who rent housing. The 3-day notice awaits the tenant who keeps a pet, lives with an unapproved partner or roommate, or is a a day late or a dollar short on the rent. But landlords can withhold repairs, enter the unit unlawfully, and even retaliate without being held to account. Our rent stabilization ordinance does not come to the rescue!

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