Don’t Be Fooled by the Recent Decreasing Rent News

Don’t Be Fooled by the Recent Decreasing Rent News

There’s been a bunch of articles recently touting the improved rental market in San Francisco and other cities in the Bay Area. “Winter Continues to Cool Off San Francisco’s Rental Market,” claims SFCurbed. “S.F. Rents Down More Than Any Other Large U.S. City,” states...
Did Rent Control Win Big at the Ballot Box?

Did Rent Control Win Big at the Ballot Box?

If you didn’t like the results of the presidential election, there still might be a bright spot for you as a tenant. Five Bay Area cities had tenant rent control measures on the ballot last Tuesday. All of these measures were created through voters collecting enough...
Fighting to Block Rent Jumping to $8,000/mo

Fighting to Block Rent Jumping to $8,000/mo

Neil Hutchinson is my client. His landlord increased his rent from $1,800 to $8,000 per month. That’s a rent increase of more than 400%. In all my years as an attorney fighting for tenants, I have never seen such a steep rent hike. Neil lives in an apartment in North...
Short-Term Rental Greed?

Short-Term Rental Greed?

The demand—and lucrative income—for short term rentals continues to drive evictions and possibly break agreements. What Happened to the Rent-Controlled Apartments? Last week the San Francisco City Attorney demanded answers about the Trinity Plaza Project,  a new...
A Family Member Stays in His Home

A Family Member Stays in His Home

In late April, the California Supreme Court rejected reviewing an appeal by the landlord over whether a family member, who had remained in his rent-controlled home after the signers of the lease had moved out, was considered an original occupant. The Govender family...