What Tenants Need to Know About Rent Registries

What Tenants Need to Know About Rent Registries

There’s a new rule on the books for landlords in San Francisco, Oakland and other California cities. Buildings with 10+ residential units must be fully registered with the local rent boards. That means each unit’s unique “stats” must be on file (and updated annually)...
When Your Landlord Attempts a Lock Out

When Your Landlord Attempts a Lock Out

This case is about a tenant who fought a bad landlord and the hard-working attorney she hired. Based on the antics of the landlord, the court eventually awarded the tenant a considerable amount of money. Landlords frequently break the rules about lock outs. The court...
When Your Landlord Wants to Move In

When Your Landlord Wants to Move In

Imagine receiving a letter from the owner of your rental home or apartment asking you to vacate because they are planning to move into your apartment. Surprise! Can your owner-landlord kick you out and move in? Yes, they can – the property belongs to them....
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...