Q&A: Is Texting or Emailing a Tenant Legally Binding?
Remember the fax machine? It was an innovative marvel of communication when it came out. Fast forward 50 years, and it is all but...
San Francisco Rental Unit Registration Begins
The San Francisco Housing Inventory Reporting Ordinance will require owners to report information on the current use of all residential...
SFAA 2022 Spring Trade Show
Attorneys David Semel and Ed Lai 'springing into action' at the San Francisco Apartment Association's Spring Trade Show
Reviewing the 2020 Election Results
A look into statewide ballot initiatives and local measures and how the results will impact landlords and property owners. Statewide...
Rental Housing Price Gouging in California
The rental housing in the United States has seen incredible changes in the past 10-15 years. Every year, we marvel at how much people are w
Pay Up: Types of Payment Accepted for Rent
Different landlords prefer to receive rent in different ways: the convenience of electronic transfer, the familiarity of a check, the securi
Accepting Rent from Third Party Payers
It has long been perilous for landlords in California to accept rent from persons who are not their tenants, since the transaction has a cha
Notices: How to Count the Days
After September 1, 2019, weekends and holidays will no longer count towards the three days of the notice. This will standardize the calculat
Setting Rents in California’s New State of Emergency
These declarations not only empower emergency response to bring relief to those affected, and raise awareness of fire safety and climate cha
Landlord Responsibilities When Dealing with Bilingual Tenants
Approximately 15.2 million Californians speak a language other than English as home. And the other Californians don’t speak English well (th