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.
Silicon Valley Cities To Tackle Increase Of Landlord Neglectmid 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.
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.
San Francisco Landlords Threaten To Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act FeesA 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.
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.