Bay Area renters need to be aware of a new scam popping up online. Some properties are being offered at rock-bottom rents by people who neither own, nor have control over, the properties.
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.
A few weeks ago, CBS 5 reported on a woman who avoided paying rent for years. She had numerous court judgments against her, and owes more than $100,000 to landlords, some in the Bay Area.
The consequence of not paying rent often means losing the apartment. But one woman is accused of using her expertise to evade paying rent for years.
Rents in San Francisco are on the rise, up 13 percent from a year ago. Supply is short, partially because so many people are looking to live in the city but work elsewhere as corporate commuter shuttles make it easier for workers.
A woman whose home was recently vandalized by a short-term renter she found through Airbnb.com was probably violating city laws that prohibit a residence from being used as a hotel, city officials said.
A company that connects travelers with people renting out their homes will soon offer property protection after a host in San Francisco had her home vandalized.
More people want to live in San Jose thanks to growth in the technology sector fueled by social media, making the greater San Jose area one of the most expensive rental markets in the Bay Area.
Affordable places to rent are becoming more difficult to find, especially in the Bay Area, where rent is increasing rapidly in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.
The investors who won the contract to buy 24 state office buildings have sued the state.