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Millions Of Apartment Renters In California Could Be Forced To Pay For Water During State’s Historic Drought

Millions 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.

06/07/2015

A picture shows the logo of online lodging service Airbnb displayed on a computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris on April 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Quest For Extra Cash With Airbnb Turns Into Nightmare For South Bay Homeowner

A 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.

05/14/2015

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Nightmare Renters: Exchange Students Accused Of Trashing San Francisco Home Before Leaving Country

A 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.

09/19/2014

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

Silicon Valley, Peninsula Apartment Rental Prices Skyrocketing Due To Job Growth

Skyrocketing rental prices in the Bay Area, especially Silicon Valley, are showing no sign of easing up, according to a new survey.

07/15/2014

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

SJ Renter’s Brush With Foreclosure Led To New Disclosure Requirements For Landlords

When 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.

09/27/2012

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

California Renters Won’t Have To Declaw, Devocalize Pets

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation barring landlords from forcing renters to declaw or devocalize their pets to cut down on noise and property damage.

09/26/2012

James Wilson was arrested on alleged rental fraud in Santa Clara County (Santa Clara County DA)

Alleged Real Estate Scammer Busted Over Fake South Bay Rentals

Jame 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.

08/24/2012

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)

East Bay Lawmaker Pusing New Protections For Renters

Just 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.

07/16/2012

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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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