Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective TenantsOn Tuesday night, the city of Oakland is considering a new ordinance that would ban landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants.
SF Supervisor Proposes Protecting Tenants By Tightening Landlord Buyout RegulationsIn a bid to tackle the city's housing crisis, San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen is proposing legislation to tighten buyout regulations for landlords.
California May Soon Pass Statewide Rent Control BillGovernor Gavin Newsom reached an agreement with large landlord and tenant advocacy groups to advance a rent control bill.
Milpitas City Council Rejects 2 Rent Protection ProposalsTwo proposals that were expected to protect renters in Milpitas were rejected by city council members Tuesday night.
Hayward Passes Emergency Ordinance To Protect RentersEffective immediately, landlords can no longer evict tenants without cause in Hayward.
San Francisco Unveils Plan To Help Reduce Storefront VacanciesFaced with a spike in the number of empty storefronts in San Francisco, Mayor London Breed is vowing to cut the costs and the red tape for businesses to open new retail locations in the city’s neighborhoods.
Some Argue Measure W Would Unfairly Tax Oakland Property OwnersA property measure in Oakland aimed at raising funds to fight the homeless crisis is sparking outrage among landlords.
Despite Booming Economy, Vacant Storefronts Common In San FranciscoThe increasingly common site of vacant buildings and empty storefronts around San Francisco despite the thriving economy has local business owners and city officials pushing for change.
SF Appeals Court Reverses Ellis Act Eviction Judgment, Sides With Long-Time TenantA state appeals court in San Francisco has overturned a judgment allowing the eviction of an 83-year-old man who has lived in a cottage in the North Beach district of the city for more than 30 years.
Oakland May Close 'Duplex Loophole' To Stop New Landlords From Evicting TenantsThe City of Oakland may be on the verge of closing what's known as the "duplex loophole" which gives new owners the right to evict tenants.
San Francisco Landlords Unsafely Housing Veterans Agree To Pay $2M SettlementTwo San Francisco landlords accused of cramming veterans into illegal and unsafe housing in the Bayview agree to pay $2 million settlement.
6,000 Short-Term Rentals Disappear From San Francisco Almost OvernightA new law in San Francisco is cracking down on landlords turning homes into hotels during a housing crisis. Thousands of illegal listings on sites like Airbnb and FlipKey are already gone.
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.
Proposed Law To Expand Rent Control Raises Ire Of LandlordsA housing hearing in San Francisco got heated Friday over a plan that would make it much easier for residents to find a rent-controlled place in California.
Landlord Group Sues To Stop New Mountain View Rent Control LawA group of landlords in Mountain View is making one final push to stop a new rent control law from taking effect Friday.