Tenants

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Refuses To Block SF Law Increasing Relocation Payments To Evicted Tenants; Trial Put On Fast Track

A federal judge in San Francisco declined Friday to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords must give tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.

08/22/2014

Street in the Mission District (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tenants Of San Francisco Mission District Building Say They’re Being Unfairly Evicted

About 30 tenants of a San Francisco Mission District-apartment building say they’re being unfairly evicted and didn’t have proper warning to do anything about it in court.

08/20/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Airbnb Hosts Call For Progressive Home Sharing Laws In San Francisco

Airbnb hosts and supporters have launched the “Fair to Share” campaign aimed at helping to tax and regulate home sharing in San Francisco.

07/31/2014

A tenants' rights group has placed signs on buildings where they say tenants have been Ellis Act evicted to make way for tourist rentals. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Tenants Rights’ Group Protests Against ‘Illegal’ Share Rentals In San Francisco’s North Beach

Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

07/29/2014

(anonymously credited photo courtesy Hoodline.com)

San Francisco Tenants Outraged Over Lower-Haight Property Manager’s Costly Rental Requirements

Tenants at a rent-controlled apartment building in San Francisco’s Lower-Haight neighborhood say they’ve received notice from their landlord that they need to prove an annual income of $100,000 in addition to a high credit score.

05/06/2014

SF groups protest a planned Ellis Act conviction Wednesday. (CBS)

Time-Lapse Map Illustrates Explosion Of Evictions In San Francisco

A group of anti-eviction activists who say gentrification is dramatically changing San Francisco have mapped evictions in the city over nearly two decades to “de-isolate” the eviction phenomenon and raise awareness about what neighborhoods are turning over.

04/30/2014

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Section 8 Tenants In Santa Clara County Hit Hard By Federal Cuts

Federal sequestration cuts are hitting Section 8 tenants in Santa Clara County hard, with rent increases coming for thousands of households.

07/24/2013

Apple iPad

Apple Continues Expansion, Leases Big Office Building In Sunnyvale

Apple continues to expand in Silicon Valley, signing a lease this week for a high-profile office building in Sunnyvale. It’s part of a trend of tech companies gobbling up commercial real estate quickly in Silicon Valley.

02/09/2012

Charcot Business Park

SoCal Company Snatches Up Bay Area Business Parks

In what is likely the biggest real estate deal of the year, a Southern California company is buying up a whopping 18 business parks in Silicon Valley and the East Bay.

12/21/2011

smoking

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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