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Landlords

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

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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Sequestration Cuts Put Permanent Silicon Valley U.S. Patent Office On Hold

According to a report published Monday in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the General Services Administration advised prospective landlords in late May that the process might be delayed, for an undetermined length of time, because of the sequester-related budget cuts to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

06/04/2013

308 Turk Street in San Francisco has been placed into receivership after city officials said the landlord, Atique Rehman, failed to fix complaints about deplorable conditions inside. (CBS)

San Francisco Cracks Down On Landlord Over Deplorable Conditions

The City of San Francisco is cracking down on a property owner it calls a slumlord, after numerous complaints about filthy living conditions at a building on Turk Street.

05/24/2013

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San Francisco Supervisors Target City’s Bed Bug Problem

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors tackled the city’s bed bug infestation this week when they unanimously approved legislation giving property owners, tenants and the Health Department more tools to deal with the problem.

10/31/2012

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Tenants’ Rights Legislation Introduced By SF Board Of Supervisors

Legislation was introduced for consideration at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesay to help tenants who are harassed into moving by their landlords.

08/01/2012

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Proposes California Homeowner Bill Of Rights

The package of six bills would make it harder to foreclose on Californians and evict them from their homes.

02/29/2012

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San Francisco Rent Board Sides With Smokers In State Ordinance Disputes

San Francisco landlords who want to ban smoking entirely on a property will not be able to evict a tenant who smokes if smoking was allowed in the apartment when the tenant signed a lease.

12/15/2011

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