Appeals Court Strikes Down SF Law On Tenant Relocation PaymentsA state appeals court has struck down the city of San Francisco’s most recent law on how much relocation assistance landlords must pay to tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.
Proposed Law To Expand Rent Control Raises Ire Of LandlordsA housing hearing in San Francisco got heated Friday over a plan that would make it much easier for residents to find a rent-controlled place in California.
Landlord Group Sues To Stop New Mountain View Rent Control LawA group of landlords in Mountain View is making one final push to stop a new rent control law from taking effect Friday.
Mountain View Passes Urgency Ordinance Requiring Just-Cause EvictionsAn urgency ordinance passed by the Mountain View City Council will require landlords to have just cause to evict their tenants.
Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb RentalsSan Francisco's Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.
Oakland City Council Approves Tenant Protection Ordinance After Increasing Complaints About Landlord HarassmentOakland renters will soon have a new list of protections against harassment and evictions as the Oakland City Council night approved a tenant protection ordinance on Tuesday night.
San Francisco To 'Shame' Property Owners Into Earthquake-Retrofitting Their BuildingsSan Francisco will employ a new method of getting property owners to reinforce their buildings to better withstand earthquakes - shaming them into retrofitting their buildings.
San Francisco Plans To Shame Landlords For Quake Building SafetyThe city plans this week to slap large signs on hundreds of apartment buildings to publicly shame their owners into complying with an earthquake-safety ordinance passed last year.
Judge Refuses To Block SF Law Increasing Relocation Payments To Evicted Tenants; Trial Put On Fast TrackA federal judge in San Francisco declined Friday to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords must give tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.
Some SF Employers To Be Forced To Offer Jobs Before Asking About Criminal HistoryAn ordinance that limits how employers and housing providers use criminal history in their decision making goes into effect in San Francisco next week.
San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation FeesSeveral property owners and two landlord associations sued the city of San Francisco in federal court Thursday to challenge a new city law that sharply increases relocation assistance payments required for tenants evicted under the state's Ellis Act.
Rate Your Landlord And Neighbors With Swapt, A Yelp For Apartment RentersThe website Swapt claims to ease some of the anxiety that comes with apartment hunting by providing renters with reviews that cover over 500,000 apartment units throughout the nation.

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