SF City Attorney Seeks Court Injunction Against 'Predatory' Landlord Anne KihagiSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a motion to stop a San Francisco landlord accused of evicting and harassing her tenants living in rent-controlled apartments.
Millions Of Apartment Renters In California Could Be Forced To Pay For Water During State's Historic DroughtMillions of apartment dwellers in California have been given a free ride when it comes to water, but now that water supplies are running low, those renters could have an added new expense.
Quest For Extra Cash With Airbnb Turns Into Nightmare For South Bay HomeownerA South Bay landlord who wanted to make some extra cash by renting out a room through Airbnb is in need of a place to stay herself since the tenants refuse to leave.
Nightmare Renters: Exchange Students Accused Of Trashing San Francisco Home Before Leaving CountryA San Francisco landlord thought she would give exchange students from Ireland a break on rent for staying in her home. But a break doesn’t begin to describe what she discovered when they moved out.
Silicon Valley, Peninsula Apartment Rental Prices Skyrocketing Due To Job GrowthSkyrocketing rental prices in the Bay Area, especially Silicon Valley, are showing no sign of easing up, according to a new survey.
SJ Renter’s Brush With Foreclosure Led To New Disclosure Requirements For LandlordsWhen Samantha James signed a lease on a San Jose apartment in the spring of 2011, she had no idea the duplex in College Park had been in foreclosure for about two years.
California Renters Won’t Have To Declaw, Devocalize PetsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation barring landlords from forcing renters to declaw or devocalize their pets to cut down on noise and property damage.
Alleged Real Estate Scammer Busted Over Fake South Bay RentalsJame Troy Wilson has been charged with operating a scheme where he took over foreclosed properties, made false claims of ownership and then took thousands of dollars from unsuspecting renters.
New Tenants' Rights Legislation Introduced By SF Board Of SupervisorsLegislation was introduced for consideration at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesay to help tenants who are harassed into moving by their landlords.
East Bay Lawmaker Pusing New Protections For RentersJust days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's so-called "homeowner bill of rights" into law, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is pushing for new protection for renters.
San Francisco Rent Board Sides With Smokers In State Ordinance DisputesSan 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.
Closer Look: Bay Area Problem Tenant Emerges In OregonA 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.