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.
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.
El Cerrito Considering Measures To Assist RentersA package of measures intended to assist renters - including a rent registry and a just cause for eviction ordinance—will be considered Tuesday by the El Cerrito City Council.
VIDEO: Tahoe Bear Opens Car Door To Get A Bag Of SnacksA surveillance camera outside a cabin in Lake Tahoe caught a bear opening a car door as casually as a guy going to the fridge for a midnight snack.
San Jose City Council Approves Renter Protection MeasuresSan Jose City Council narrowly passed two measures Tuesday night designed to protect hundreds of thousands of renters in the city with stricter regulations for evictions.
Flyers In San Francisco's Chinatown Go After Airbnb RentersThe fight over affordable housing in the Bay Area is now taking aim at people renting homes through Airbnb.
SF City Attorney Seeks Court Injunction Against 'Predatory' LandlordSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a motion to stop a San Francisco landlord accused of evicting and harassing her tenants living in rent-controlled apartments.
Millions Of Apartment Renters In California Could Be Forced To Pay For Water During State's Historic DroughtMillions 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.
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.
Nightmare Renters: Exchange Students Accused Of Trashing San Francisco Home Before Leaving CountryA 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.
Silicon Valley, Peninsula Apartment Rental Prices Skyrocketing Due To Job GrowthSkyrocketing rental prices in the Bay Area, especially Silicon Valley, are showing no sign of easing up, according to a new survey.
SJ Renter’s Brush With Foreclosure Led To New Disclosure Requirements For LandlordsWhen 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.
California Renters Won’t Have To Declaw, Devocalize PetsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation barring landlords from forcing renters to declaw or devocalize their pets to cut down on noise and property damage.
Alleged Real Estate Scammer Busted Over Fake South Bay RentalsJame 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.
New Tenants' Rights Legislation Introduced By SF Board Of SupervisorsLegislation was introduced for consideration at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesay to help tenants who are harassed into moving by their landlords.