When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

Tenants searching for new rental housing are running into a growing and troublesome obstacle – the tenant screening report and tenant screening scores.  Thanks to the power of A.I. – artificial intelligence, many “big data” companies now deliver comprehensive combined...
San Francisco COVID-19 Eviction Ban Ends

San Francisco COVID-19 Eviction Ban Ends

Covid-19 eviction moratoriums have now ended. Imagine a scenario where the entire population of Fremont, CA is evicted from their homes. That’s one (of many) dire predictions as the pandemic continues and federal COVID-19 rent relief funds languish in confusion...
When Your Landlord Tries to Sell You a Buyout

When Your Landlord Tries to Sell You a Buyout

Maybe you heard a rumor in the stairwell, or perhaps you saw a notice somewhere. Your landlord is selling  your apartment building. Then you get a notice in the mail. It’s true. You’re going to end up on the streets, penniless. You will never be able to...
Section 8 Voucher Holders: Know Your Rights

Section 8 Voucher Holders: Know Your Rights

What’s something landlords in San Francisco, Denver, Memphis, Chicago and Washington, DC have in common? They are located in one of the fewer than 100 U.S. cities prohibiting housing discrimination based on source of income. In other words, if you are a Section...
Senate Bill 91: A Temporary Lifeline for Covid-19 Impacted Tenants

Senate Bill 91: A Temporary Lifeline for Covid-19 Impacted Tenants

The COVID-19 pandemic generated a slew of new rules, extended rent moratoriums, eviction restrictions and complicated compliance calendars for both landlords and tenants. Just as California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act was expiring, SB 91 took effect January 29,...
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...