City of Maywood Tentant Protections

The information below is provided by Tenants Together, based partially on research conducted by the Urban Displacement Project, and was last updated in October 2018. For complete information on the City's tenant protections, please visit their website here.

Disclaimer: This website is for general information and none of the information provided constitutes legal advice. In addition, please note that ordinances are periodically updated, modified, or interpreted by regulations. We recommend contacting the City for the official version of its law in the event that you intend to rely on this information.

Rent control is effective at keeping people in their homes. Rent control policies limit rent increases and provide greater housing stability for tenants. Rent control ordinances in California allow landlords to set the initial rent in any amount, but limit rent increases after a tenancy begins.

Rent control is often combined with eviction protections, known as "just cause for eviction," to make sure that landlords do not get around the rent increase limits by simply evicting tenants arbitrarily and bringing in new tenants. Just Cause protections provide basic fairness and prevent retaliation, discrimination, and harassment proactively.


Rating 3
What protections does the City have? Just Cause Protections Only
Year Just Cause Originally Adopted 2008
Year Most Recent Just Cause Amendment 2008

Just Cause Protections Summary

What causes for eviction are considered just cause - tenant at-fault?
  • Non-Payment of Rent
  • Violation of Rental Agreement
  • Nuisance, waste and disorderly conduct
  • Illegal Purpose
  • Non-renewal
  • Denial of Access to Unit
  • Subtenant: a person in possession of the rental unit at the end of a lease term is a sub-tenant not approved by the landlord
What causes for eviction are considered just cause - no-fault?
  • Owner Move-In
  • Removal from Rental Market or Demolition
  • Compliance with Order to Vacate
Key Exemption Summary All non-exempt rental units are eligible for protections
Minimum tenancy for coverage? There is no minimum tenancy length for coverage.
Do Just Cause protections apply to new construction? Yes
What triggers the obligation to pay relocation assistance?
  • Owner Move-In
  • Removal from Rental Market or Demolition
  • Compliance with Government Order to Vacate
Number of Units Covered by Just Cause Protections Approximately 4,883 (ACS Estimate)