December 28, 2017

Last month we let you know about Assembly Bill 1506. If passed, this bill would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Costa-Hawkins exempts single-family homes, condos, and new construction from rent control and establishes vacancy decontrol. On Thursday, Januar...

December 8, 2017

ALERT!


Berkeley City Council has enacted Ordinance No. 7568.

This prohibits landlords from discriminating based on source of income. If approached by a Section 8 tenant please be aware that saying "no" could be considered housing discrimination. Please contact an attorn...

December 2, 2017

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November 2, 2017

Concord is one of the most recent East Bay cities to adopt a rent mediation program. As Residential Rent Programs, Rent Control, and Eviction Control spread throughout the Bay Area, one must ask when property owners will be able to come up for air.

To learn more about...

October 20, 2017

Our firm often receives inquiries about important issues that are related to our real estate practice, but aren’t exactly real estate matters. With these matters, we have only been able to provide limited assistance. 

For instance, it is not uncommon for clients to as...

October 19, 2017

In July 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors amended the Rent Ordinance regarding owner move-in and relative move-in (OMI) evictions. The amendments represent several important changes to OMI evictions.

Commencing January 1, 2018, all OMI notices terminating t...

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With restrictions on evictions proliferating throughout the Bay Area, more and more landlords are turning to the Ellis Act, the state law that allows landlords to go out of business, to regain control over their properties for the purposes of sale, demolition, or conve...