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Santa Monica could guarantee legal representation to renters threatened with eviction

12/06/2019 8:28 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

Santa Monica renters could gain the right to legal representation against attempted evictions under a new proposal from two City Council members.

Councilmembers Sue Himmelrich and Kevin McKeown have asked the City Council to vote Tuesday to develop an ordinance that would guarantee tenants the right to legal counsel if they face eviction. McKeown said a right to counsel law will help protect renters from losing their homes as property owners try to capitalize on Santa Monica’s overheated real estate market by evicting tenants in order to raise rents.

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