April 25, 2019

Asset Protection Expert Brad Barth and Steve Williams discuss topics for income property owners including tenant mold and habitability claims.

December 4, 2018

Failure to accommodate a person with a disability—from emotional support animals, to growing marijuana, and everything in between—violates fair housing and anti-discrimination laws.

November 1, 2017

Oakland’s Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance defines a “rental unit” as any unit in any real property, regardless of zoning status, that is rented or available for rent for residential use or occupancy. Oakland’s Rent Adjustment Ordinance defines a “covered unit” simply...

July 1, 2017

Due to the rapid increase of short-term rentals in recent years, some jurisdictions such as San Francisco have established strict regulations for short-term rentals and new local agencies to monitor their compliance. San Francisco defines short-term rentals as those wh...

April 1, 2017

A: The Oakland Just Cause Eviction Ordinance permits an owner to recover possession of a rental unit when the tenant has violated a lawful and material term of the tenancy. So when a rental agreement includes a provision prohibiting a tenant from parking a car in the g...

March 1, 2017

A: landlord is entitled to recover possession of a rental unit in order to temporarily remove the unit in order to be able to carry out rehabilitation work, such as seismic retrofit work. The following is a general summary of the procedures to displace a tenant for thi...