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San Francisco Landlords Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Relocation Fees

Several 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.

07/24/2014

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Rate Your Landlord And Neighbors With Swapt, A Yelp For Apartment Renters

The 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.

06/30/2014

Silicon Valley Cities To Tackle Increase Of Landlord Neglect

mid soaring rents in Silicon Valley, a concerted effort by police, the District Attorney’s Office and the city officials is underway to ensure that landlords and investors are managing their properties responsibly in Santa Clara County.

06/12/2014

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San Francisco Tenants Outraged Over Lower-Haight Property Manager’s Costly Rental Requirements

Tenants at a rent-controlled apartment building in San Francisco’s Lower-Haight neighborhood say they’ve received notice from their landlord that they need to prove an annual income of $100,000 in addition to a high credit score.

05/06/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Threaten To Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Fees

A group of San Francisco landlords said they are preparing to file a lawsuit against the city after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to increase the amount of tenant relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.

04/09/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rent Board Report: San Francisco Demolition Evictions Up 300 Percent

Tenant activists say a new evictions report by San Francisco’s Rent Board shows how serious the housing crisis has become in the City.

03/24/2014

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Larry Magid: Airbnb Leading To Evictions

Airbnb, the website that helps travelers find a place to stay, is landing some property renters in trouble.

03/19/2014

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SF ‘Fair Chance’ Law Would End Criminal Background Check Box On Housing, Job Applications

San Francisco is a step closer to banning questions about criminal backgrounds on applications for jobs and housing in what is called the “Fair Chance” law, which received widespread support at Monday’s supervisor’s meeting.

01/28/2014

San Francisco landlords Nicole and Kip Macy pleaded guilty to residential burglary, stalking and attempted grand theft. They were dubbed by prosecutors as the "landlords from hell." (San Francisco Police Department)

San Francisco’s ‘Landlords From Hell’ Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

A husband and wife who have been called the “landlords from hell” for a series of attacks and threats against tenants in a San Francisco apartment building were each sentenced to more than four years in prison Friday.

09/06/2013

San Francisco landlords Nicole and Kip Macy pleaded guilty to residential burglary, stalking and attempted grand theft. They were dubbed by prosecutors as the "landlords from hell." (San Francisco Police Department)

San Francisco’s ‘Landlords From Hell’ Plead Guilty To Felonies

A husband and wife dubbed the “landlords from hell” for a series of escalating actions and threats made against their tenants have pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges.

06/19/2013

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