Exorbitant Rent Increases – Can My Landlord Do That?

Exorbitant Rent Increases – Can My Landlord Do That?

When we recently discussed the Costa-Hawkins Act of 1995 in this blog, we noted the act was created to “manage the power of California cities to regulate individual rental markets.” The Act was intended to protect long-term tenants from skyrocketing rent...
The Tenant Protection Act and You

The Tenant Protection Act and You

On January 1, 2020 AB 1482 (the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019) went into effect for 10 years. The Act was implemented to prevent price gouging and protect tenants through January 1, 2030. Landlords Must Provide a “Just Cause” to End a Tenancy...
Part 2 – Tenant To-Dos After Fire

Part 2 – Tenant To-Dos After Fire

In our previous blog post we explored the responsibilities of landlords to repair damage and return apartments to displaced tenants after a fire. We looked at timelines, the importance of good communication, legal guidelines for landlords mandated by the San Francisco...
Landlord Responsibility After A Fire

Landlord Responsibility After A Fire

A fire in your apartment unit or (anywhere in your building) can be a stressful, even life-changing event. Most residential fires (50%) are cooking and stove-top related, but others result from faulty or outdated electrical systems, smoking and candles, portable...
Landlords Are Trolling For Tenant Buyouts

Landlords Are Trolling For Tenant Buyouts

When we last visited the topic of landlords offering tenants a buyout, we left out a few tips for a future day. That day is here. Pandemic-weary landlords are now anxious to raise rents, or sell their long-term apartment investments to eager corporations amassing huge...