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In 2020, the City of Berkeley passed the Fair Chance Access to Housing Ordinance, which generally restricts the use of criminal background checks for rental housing applications, or other housing decisions, by most landlords. The ordinance also requires landlords to include a statutory disclosure in their rental housing applications, and to make the disclosure accessible at their leasing offices or leasing websites (if any.) This disclosure form was recently published by the City, finally permitting landlords to come into full compliance with the Ordinance. More information about the Ordinance can be found at the city of Berkeley website. 

Berkeley Fair Chance Ordinance

In Memory of Daniel Stern

Fried, Williams & Grice Conner is sad to hear about the passing of their colleague and friend, Daniel Stern. Daniel was a partner at the law firm of Wasserman & Stern for over 17 years. We shed tears that he is gone, but smile because we remember that he lived as a zealous advocate for property owners and landlords. We will miss seeing Dan in court and at industry affairs.


Rest in peace Dan.


These changes are effective as of January 1, 2022 throughout the State of California:

These changes took effect in Oakland near the end of 2021:

Code of Civil Procedure Sec. 367.75

This law sets forth procedures for how courts may conduct hearings, conferences, and trials by using “remote technology”...READ MORE

California Rules of Court, Rule 3.672

Rules used by civil courts to implement procedures for remote proceedings.  ...READ MORE

Ord No. 13663

Prohibits real property owners from interfering with  choice of communication services and provides requirements for providers to obtain access to buildings and remedies for violations...READ MORE

Ord No. 13668

Amendment of the Rent Adjustment Ordinance to include vehicular residential facilities as covered units...READ MORE

Code of Civil Procedure Sec. 871.11

Limits the amount of attorney’s fees recoverable to a prevailing party in an action for the recovery of Covid-19 residential rental debt. Only applicable to “ordinary circumstances” as determined by the court...READ MORE

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