May 7, 2018

It is important to note that the Ordinance applies to all rental units in Oakland, including units otherwise exempt from rent or eviction controls, like single family homes and new construction. The only exemption is for publicly-owned and operated housing units, which...

January 9, 2018

The short answer is that the five year amendment applies to your situation but only regarding the rent you can charge.  The three year period governing to whom you can offer the unit to rent still applies, but the five year period restricts the amount of rent you can c...

September 1, 2016

In general, a landlord may not endeavor to recover possession of a residential rental unit unless one of eleven “just causes” exists.  One just cause is for recovery of a unit when the owner of record seeks possession for (1) his or her own use, or (2) use by his or he...

September 1, 2016

A landlord can recover possession of a unit for a grandparent, grandchild, parent, brother or sister, or the landlord's spouse or the spouses of such relations, as their principal residence for at least 36 continuous months, in the same building where the landlord...

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