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What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums End?

What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums End?

Millions of fragile California rental households are facing a frightening reality: the $600 per week unemployment benefits ended, food costs are soaring, jobs are scarce and the rent is due - again. While thousands of tenants avoided COVID-19-related eviction thanks...

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When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

Protections against evictions due the COVID-19 epidemic are expiring.  This is making tenants leave their current homes and search for new apartments. Flawed tenant screenings (or background checks) are creating havoc for would-be tenants, and there is no watch guard...

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The Case of the Landlord Who Did Not Obey the Rules

The Case of the Landlord Who Did Not Obey the Rules

Landlord-tenant eviction cases can be decided in favor of tenants due to a small thing like not being given a proper notice. Having a tenant lawyer on your side who pays attention to the rules can make a big difference. The Landlord's Mistake In October, 2018 a tenant...

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COVID-19 And Eviction

COVID-19 And Eviction

If you are frightened and anxious about being evicted due to loss of your job or regular income you are not alone. Millions around the world are facing the same challenges. Loss of work hours and wages, self-quarantine and self-isolation are preventing many California...

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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...

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The Case of the Landlord Who Said He Would Move In But Didn’t

The Case of the Landlord Who Said He Would Move In But Didn’t

You’re forced to move. The landlord is evicting you for an owner move-in. Yet you go by your former home and it doesn’t seem like anyone is living there. You knock on the door and no one answers. You see junk mail addressed to you lying around and it has not been picked up in weeks. You wonder whether the landlord really moved in. How long do you have to take legal action?

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The Speed of Eviction

The Speed of Eviction

It’s surprising how fast evictions happen. The time from when you get your landlord’s notice to the sheriff putting a lock on your door can be only 60 days.

San Francisco passed Proposition F on June 5th with 56% voter approval. Now the City of San Francisco is to start funding eviction legal help for tenants who request it, but the initiative won’t go into effect immediately.

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