December 3, 2019

Property owners beware - liability falls on you. Property owners can incur significant expenses including relocation payments, costs of filing an unlawful detainer lawsuit, or the costs of defending lawsuits filed by tenants when dealing with unpermitted units.

November 9, 2018

Measure K (Alameda), Measure Q (Berkeley), and Measures W and Y (Oakland) were on the ballot in the recent election. A look into the results and what that means for landlords in the Bay Area.       

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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...

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...

April 27, 2018

In most rent-controlled cities, such as Oakland and Berkeley, tenants are generally allowed to replace absent roommates with new roommates, and there are few grounds to object (increased utility costs would not be valid.)

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...