Project Home: Small Bay Area Landlords Keep Properties Vacant Because of Rent ControlVacancy rates are well into the double digits in cities across the Bay Area, but some small property owners say rent control has led them to keep some apartments empty rather than drop rent prices.
Eviction Moratorium Poses Nightmare Scenario For Small LandlordA Fremont landlord recently found out his property was being illegally rented out on Airbnb but state and local eviction moratoriums are preventing him from getting his house back.
Housing Activists' Protest Disrupts Valentine Dining at SF TavernChanting “housing is a human right,” several dozen activists walked into a popular San Francisco restaurant on Friday evening, interrupting patrons' Valentine dinner to call out the establishment's landlord as a heartless mega-corporation determined to squeeze renters.
Small San Francisco Landlords Say Legalizing ADU's Is A Catch 222020 has been dubbed the year of the ADU, as new laws are making it easier to build accessory dwelling units, often called in-law units or granny flats.
Oakland Approves Ban On Background Checks For Prospective RentersFollowing a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night, Oakland has now become the first city in California to ban criminal background checks on potential renters.
San Francisco Residents To Rally Against Evictions Of Aging Local Actor, Popular CafeNeighbors in North Beach are rallying to oppose two-high profile evictions, one of an aging local celebrity and the other of a popular corner cafe.
Elderly And Low-Income Tenants Forced To Pay Landlord's MortgageElderly tenants living on a fixed income in San Francisco are paying the mortgage of the city’s largest landlord, and they say it’s getting to be too expensive.
Alameda Landlord Under Fire After Serving Eviction Notice To Holocaust SurvivorDemonstrators rallied in Alameda on Saturday afternoon to keep a Holocaust survivor from being evicted from his apartment.
Tenants Say Renovations Are Pushing Them Out Of Rent-Controlled HousingAs San Francisco cracks down on owner move-in and Ellis Act evictions, tenants rights groups are worried about a new loophole: It’s being called “renoviction."
Peninsula Woman Sues Former Landlord Over Deportation Threats During Eviction DisputeA Peninsula resident sued her former Burlingame landlord in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday, alleging the landlord illegally threatened to report her to immigration authorities during an eviction dispute.
Elderly Berkeley Landlord Charged With Trying To Murder Tenant Over Unpaid RentAn elderly Berkeley landlord is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting one of his tenants over unpaid rent.
Abducted Oakland Landlord Rescued After Police ChaseA landlord dispute with a tenant escalated into a kidnapping and police chase through the streets of Oakland Monday morning, authorities said.
Oakland SRO Landlord To Pay $1 Million Following Tenants LawsuitA judge approved a $1 million settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of tenants of a SRO hotel in Oakland's Chinatown that alleged the owner tried to force them out.
San Jose Landlord Moving To Colorado With Tenants In TowA Bay Area landlord is fed up with the high cost of living, so he's moving out. And he's taking his tenants with him.
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.