(Added by Ord. No. 176,544, Eff. 5/2/05.)
A. If the Primary Renovation Work and any Related Work will impact the tenantability of a rental unit for 30 days or more, any tenant affected by the Primary Renovation Work and Related Work shall have the option to voluntarily terminate the tenancy in exchange for permanent relocation assistance pursuant to Section 151.09 G. of this Code and the return of any security deposit that cannot be retained by the landlord under applicable law. If the Primary Renovation Work and Related Work continues for 30 days longer than the projected completion date set forth in the later of either the Tenant Habitability Plan or any modifications thereto accepted by the Department, the tenant's option to accept permanent relocation assistance shall be renewed. (Amended by Ord. No. 183,893, Eff. 11/22/15.)
B. A tenant may request to receive permanent relocation assistance within 15 days of service of the Tenant Habitability Plan. The tenant must inform the landlord of the decision to select permanent relocation by mailing or personally delivering a completed Permanent Relocation Agreement form to the landlord or agents thereof. Thereafter, the landlord shall have 15 days to provide the tenant with relocation assistance in the manner and for the amounts set forth in Section 151.09 G. of this Code.
C. Nothing in this section relieves the landlord from the obligation to provide relocation assistance pursuant to an administrative agency action or any other provision of federal, state or local law. If a tenant is entitled to monetary relocation benefits pursuant thereto, such monetary benefits shall operate as credit against any other monetary benefits required to be paid to the tenant under this section.
D. For purposes of the Mandatory Earthquake Reduction requirements in LAMC Sections 91.9301, et seq., and 91.9501, et seq., and as authorized by Section 152.08 of this article, the Commission shall have the authority by regulation to extend the time provisions by up to the maximum of an additional 180 days. (Amended by Ord. No. 183,893, Eff. 11/22/15.)