2020: New California Eviction Protections

2020: New California Eviction Protections

The sweeping changes brought by the State of California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 are altering the no-cause eviction landscape in favor of tenants. The law was passed to slow the pace of rampant rent gouging, escalating evictions and increasing displacement and...
The Case of the Landlord Who Said He Would Move In But Didn’t

The Case of the Landlord Who Said He Would Move In But Didn’t

You’re forced to move. The landlord is evicting you for an owner move-in. Yet you go by your former home and it doesn’t seem like anyone is living there. You knock on the door and no one answers. You see junk mail addressed to you lying around and it has not been...
Should You Take Eviction Advice from a Real Estate Agent?

Should You Take Eviction Advice from a Real Estate Agent?

KPIX Channel 5 secretly filmed Oakland real estate agents coaching potential buyers how to evict tenants from duplexes and triplexes. “You can move in, and then once you have lived in the property, then, the –umm–restrictions on evictions and stuff go...
The Speed of Eviction

The Speed of Eviction

It’s surprising how fast evictions happen. The time from when you get your landlord’s notice to the sheriff putting a lock on your door can be only 60 days. San Francisco passed Proposition F on June 5th with 56% voter approval. Now the City of San Francisco is...
Giving You a Fighting Chance with Prop F

Giving You a Fighting Chance with Prop F

A tenant facing eviction calls me. I show up in court, and the landlord changes his mind about evicting the tenant. This isn’t the first time it’s happened. Landlords know when the tenant has legal representation, they’ve got someone with fighting for them....