Supervisor Considers Limits For Leaving SF Commercial Spaces VacantAs sky-high rents in San Francisco continue to squeeze out small businesses, leaving a rising number of empty storefronts, one lawmaker says the city needs to start cracking down on commercial landlords.
Tenants Complain S.F. Affordable Rental Program Lets Landlords Play FavoritesThere are numerous complaints about San Francisco's affordable rental program and they're coming from both tenants and landlords.
2 Santa Rosa Landlords Plead Not Guilty To Price Gouging During FiresTwo people pleaded not guilty to raising the price of their rental housing more than 10 percent after a declaration of emergency from the wildfires in October.
San Jose Council Keeps 5% Increase For Rent-Controlled ApartmentsThe San Jose City Council voted 6-5 on Tuesday night to maintain the current 5 percent annual rent increase for apartments under the city’s Apartment Rent Ordinance without landlords being able to bank any unused percentage points to another year.
Cash or Credit? Renters in San Francisco Need Both – BiglyThe average credit score for people who successfully leased an apartment in 2017 in San Francisco was 724, compared with the nationwide average of 650.
San Francisco's Below Market Rate Homes Illegally Up For RentBelieve it or not, there are a few thousand condos in prime San Francisco neighborhoods that are actually selling for under half a million dollars. You can buy one through a special city program for people who couldn’t otherwise afford to be homeowners in the city. But we found some people are abusing it.
Loophole Allows Landlord To Hike Rent For Tenderloin ApartmentsBig changes are in store for people living in an apartment building in San Francisco's Tenderloin District as their landlord uses a legal loophole that could force many tenants out of their homes.
Palo Alto Cracks Down On Neighborhood ChurchesPalo Alto is cracking down on churches that are trying to offest costs by subletting their space.
Fake Marin Landlord Promised Immigrants Housing In Exchange For Sex, MoneySan Rafael police have arrested a fake landlord on charges that include prostitution, after an undercover sting revealed he was trying to get sex and rent money for a fake apartments.
Broadway Hit Musical 'Rent' Celebrates 25th AnniversaryThe Broadway hit musical 'Rent' is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special tour.
San Francisco Legislation Would Make It Harder To Rent SRO Hotels To TouristsProposed legislation stops the practice of renting out SRO rooms by the week, requiring instead a 32-day minimum stay in most cases.
As Some Bay Area Rents Dip, Concord Rents SpikesThere's finally some relief for renters in most Bay Area cities. But you may be surprised to hear, where apartment prices are now soaring.

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