ALERT! New fire and life safety laws will be taking effect in San Francisco starting January 31, 2017! In August 2016, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, led by Supervisors Katy Tang and David Campos, passed new legislation to improve fire and life safety standards for apartment units in San Francisco. These laws require San Francisco’s landlords to comply with certain rules when notifying tenants of the frequency of service/maintenance of smoke detectors, carbon monoxid
ALERT! City of Alameda City Council to Vote on “No Cause” Evictions When the City of Alameda City Council passed their first eviction control ordinance (Ordinance 3148) in March 2016, it contained a special provision that granted landlords a limited ability to evict tenants without cause, depending on the number of rental units in the building where the eviction was to occur.
On June 6, the City Council will vote on whether to approve a proposed amendment to Ordinance 3148.