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.)

January 22, 2018

Generally, in the absence of a clause in the lease or rental agreement prohibiting subletting or assigning a tenant’s unit, a tenant may sublet or assign that unit. However, where there is a prohibition or limitation on subletting or assigning a rental unit, the tenant...

August 1, 2017

A:  The Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act permits an owner to raise the rent to market to a subtenant or assignee, when the last original occupant who took possession pursuant to the rental agreement no longer permanently resides in the unit. This law doesn’t apply to p...

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