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.
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.
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.
Legislation was introduced for consideration at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesay to help tenants who are harassed into moving by their landlords.
The package of six bills would make it harder to foreclose on Californians and evict them from their homes.
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.
The plan focuses on creating a stronger network for small businesses in San Francisco.
The state Senate has approved a bill that would let landlords ban smoking on their properties, including inside rental units.
Multi-unit housing owners in unincorporated Contra Costa are bound by law to protect tenants from secondhand smoke, but Denice Dennis said that many landlords apparently have not gotten the memo.
As a controversial Bay Area landlord is being investigated over providing tenants tainted water; another former tenant has come forward with his horror story.