Appeals Court Strikes Down SF Law On Tenant Relocation PaymentsA state appeals court has struck down the city of San Francisco’s most recent law on how much relocation assistance landlords must pay to tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.
California May Ban Landlords From Threatening To Call Immigration On Tenants A California lawmaker wants to prevent landlords from threatening to call immigration authorities on tenants.
Mountain View Passes Urgency Ordinance Requiring Just-Cause EvictionsAn urgency ordinance passed by the Mountain View City Council will require landlords to have just cause to evict their tenants.
East Palo Alto Landlord Accused Of Bullying Tenants Appears In CourtAn East Palo Alto landlord accused of bullying his tenants makes his first court appearance.
San Francisco Home Buyers Get Publicly Shamed For Evicting TenantsHome buyers in San Francisco are getting publicly shamed when they try to evict tenants.
200+ Families To Be Forced Out Of San Jose Apartment Complex After City Council RulingSome 200 families may soon have to move out of a rent-controlled apartment complex in San Jose after the city council cleared the way for denser, market-rate apartments.
Oakland Chinatown SRO Tenants Allege Elder Abuse, Wrongful Eviction In Rental LawsuitThe lawsuit claims fair housing violations, habitability defects, wrongful and constructive eviction and elder abuse by owners, landlords and managers of a single-room occupancy building on the edge of Oakland's Chinatown.
Rent-Controlled SF Tenants Saved When Land Trust Buys BuildingA community land trust has bought another San Francisco apartment building, using a new tactic to try and save affordable housing from the red-hot pace of development.
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.
Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb RentalsSan Francisco's Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.
San Francisco Artists' Protest Eviction Notice From Market Street SpaceArtist tenants in a mid-Market area building have been given a 30 day eviction notice. But they’re not going without a fight.
Oakland Reaches $150,000 In Settlements With 2 Landlords Over ‘Appalling’ Conditions At Apartment ComplexesOakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said on Wednesday that her office has secured settlements that will require landlords to address what she says are unsafe and inhumane living conditions at two rental properties.