June 6, 2018

Oakland’s Rent Adjustment Ordinance regulates the amount of rent that landlords can charge residential tenants. This guide is intended to provide owners, landlords, and managers with information regarding rent control (not eviction control) in Oakland and to answer sev...

January 18, 2018

The defeat of AB 1506 is a major victory for residential landlords in California. The Act was passed in 1995 to protect property owners from lawmakers passing laws that hurt small landlords and discouraged the creation of new housing. However, tenant advocates have thr...

December 29, 2017

The City of Oakland has a new relocation payment law that could go into effect early next year. It is called the Uniform Residential Tenant Relocation Ordinance. Part of the Ordinance applies to Owner Move In evictions and will apply to notices of termination of tenanc...

December 19, 2017

A buyout is an agreement between an owner and a tenant.  Typically, the tenant agrees to voluntarily vacate a rental unit in exchange for money.

September 1, 2017

In response to an eviction action, many tenants raise a defense claiming that the landlord has breached the warranty to provide a habitable premises. ​ Most of the time, there has been no breach of the warranty of habitability that would entitle the tenant to a rent re...