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...
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...
Q&A Statewide Rent Control and Single Family Homes (SF)
The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 marks a new era of rent and eviction control in California, and it goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
Reviewing the 2018 Election Results
Measure K (Alameda), Measure Q (Berkeley), and Measures W and Y (Oakland) were on the ballot in the recent election. A look into the...
A Guide to Rent Control in Oakland
Oakland’s Rent Adjustment Ordinance regulates the amount of rent that landlords can charge residential tenants. This guide is intended to pr
Q&A Regarding Adding an Extra Roommate
In most rent-controlled cities, such as Oakland and Berkeley, tenants are generally allowed to replace absent roommates with new roommates,
Costa-Hawkins State Assembly Hearing
The defeat of AB 1506 is a major victory for residential landlords in California. The Act was passed in 1995 to protect property owners from
Hearing for AB 1506 to Repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act
Last month we let you know about Assembly Bill 1506. If passed, this bill would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Costa-Hawkins e
Illegal Units (Oakland)
Oakland’s Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance defines a “rental unit” as any unit in any real property, regardless of zoning status, that is r
Q&A Regarding Rent Increases
A: You might informally agree to accept less rent from your tenants without objection. This is viable so long as no dispute arises later. Ho