Navigating Covid-19 Rent Increase Rules

Navigating Covid-19 Rent Increase Rules

Just as the California state-wide Covid-19 State of Emergency halted most evictions, rent increases were also considered to mitigate economic hardship. To prevent price gouging by landlords, a law was passed banning rent increases of more than 10% of pre-pandemic...
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...
A Lesson about Rent Control from Santa Rosa

A Lesson about Rent Control from Santa Rosa

I heard a rumor two weeks ago that a number of 60-day notices to raise rents went out to Santa Rosa tenants even while the wildfires were still burning. Santa Rosa has no rent control. Santa Rosa’s City Council had passed a rent and eviction control ordinance in...
CAA Drops Rent Control Lawsuits

CAA Drops Rent Control Lawsuits

The California Apartment Association (CAA), a trade group of landlords, announced on May 5th they will suspend their legal challenges to two approved rent control measures. Last November, rent control measures were on the ballot in five cities. Only those in Richmond...
Richmond’s Rent Control Measure Hangs On

Richmond’s Rent Control Measure Hangs On

Richmond’s rent control is under attack by the California Apartment Association. The first strike came on January 6th, when the California Apartment Association filed a lawsuit against the City of Richmond over the rent control measure, which went into effect this...