Landlord

YouTube parody about San Francisco housing challenges (Photo from Chris Severn's YouTube video)

YouTube Parody Video Is Final Hope For Pair Unable To Find SF Housing

Faced with square footages in the triple digits with rents approaching five digits, a pair of health care consultants grabbed a banjo, a video camera and some kitschy lyrics and uploaded the result YouTube to lament and possibly land a sweet new pad.

04/08/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Marijuana Grower Must Pay Santa Rosa Landlord Almost $13,000 In Back Rent

A 23-year-old man was ordered to pay $12,614 in restitution to his former Santa Rosa landlord on Monday for lost rent after police uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation there, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.

03/17/2015

Sylvia Smith of San Francisco is facing eviction. (CBS)

Grandmother In Rent-Controlled Apartment Accused Of Dealing Drugs By New San Francisco Landlord

A 70-year-old grandmother is fighting to stay in her rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District after a new landlord accused her of buying drugs for neighbors.

03/10/2015

Hillside Apartments in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Reaches $150,000 In Settlements With 2 Landlords Over ‘Appalling’ Conditions At Apartment Complexes

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said on Wednesday that her office has secured settlements that will require landlords to address what she says are unsafe and inhumane living conditions at two rental properties.

03/04/2015

A rat (circled in red) was caught on video as it scurried among Singh's appliances.

Tenant Of Rat-Infested Sacto Apartment Catches Rodents On Video To Get Out Of Her Lease

A Sacramento-area apartment infested with rats lead to an ugly landlord-tenant showdown. Neither side would budge until a video camera caught the critters creeping around.

02/28/2015

An Uber car.

Embroiled Uber Exec Complains His Landlord Is Trying To Make Him Move Out

Uber Sr. VP Emil Michael accused his landlord, tech industry lawyer John Danforth, of waging a harassment campaign designed to make Michael move.

12/13/2014

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Concord Seeking Arrest Warrant For ‘Slumlord’ Over Bedbug Violations

Bedbugs have led Concord to seek an arrest warrant for a landlord.

11/04/2014

A major prostitution sting operation on November 12, 2004 in Pomona, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Oakland Passes Bill Forcing Landlords To Evict Sex Workers

Oakland landlords can evict sex workers after the city council passed a bill that gives the city power to attempt to curb illegal activities.

10/23/2014

San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

San Francisco To ‘Shame’ Property Owners Into Earthquake-Retrofitting Their Buildings

San Francisco will employ a new method of getting property owners to reinforce their buildings to better withstand earthquakes – shaming them into retrofitting their buildings.

09/16/2014

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Animal Update: Finding Pet-Friendly Housing In The Bay Area

If struggling to find affordable housing in the Bay Area wasn’t bad enough, pet owners have an added variable to deal with when searching for a home, especially during the

09/08/2014

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