The American Apartment Owners Association has provided a very helpful guide to Mold Remediation for Landlords. Here is their helpful guide to dealing with Mold issues.
A leasing agency in San Francisco is taking an interesting approach to renting high end units in the Marina. They are allowing renters to pick high end fixtures for 2 of their penthouse units. What do you think of this approach for high end apartments? Check out the article to read more.
A previous ordinance requiring SF Landlords to pay for relocation fees to tenants that were evicted because Landlord decided to get out of rental business, was declared unconstitutional. That violates property rights, said U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, because it requires owners to pay for conditions they didn’t cause — the skyrocketing prices of rental housing, and the gap between market rates and maximum charges under the city’s rent-control law. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, Oakland’s Community Economic Development Committee heard District 1 Council member Dan Kalb’s proposed “Tenant Protection Ordinance.” Ordinance is being proposed to help further protect tenants from harassment behavior by landlords. Click here to read more about the proposed ordinance.
The City of Oakland follows strict rent control measures, measure EE, and strict Just Cause provisions. What more can you ask from a Landlord. In my opinion, the definition of harassment is used very loosely in building this proposal. This proposal is triggered by the rising rents of Oakland, due to affordability in San Francisco. Renters are protected through state laws, and Oakland’s Rent Control ordinance. Making it harder for Oakland Landlords can really hurt the city’s economy and hurt tenants. What do you guys think of the proposed ordinance?
We have had our share of problem apartment complexes in the past. Especially working in tough areas like North Richmond, and some parts of East Oakland. Sometimes you feel like you entered a hopeless situation, and there is no turning it around. With the right mindset anything thing is possible. The National Apartment Association found a prime example of how to make this happen. Check out this companies take on how to turn around a rough apartment community. Read Article Here
I recently spoke to a few Realtor friends who wanted information for their clients regarding evictions and lease termination in cities like Berkeley or Oakland. Though I do have the basic knowledge of Just Cause, Measure EE, and the Ellis Act, I always recommend consulting an attorney for eviction questions. Here is a Legal Q&A with Richard Beckman, of Beckman Blair, LLP, that answers a lot of basic questions for legal processes in Oakland. Check it out here.
You think your rent is a bit high in Oakland or Berkeley? Have you tried looking for a Studio apartment in San Francisco yet? How about a 1 bedroom? Check out a sample of the current market rents in SF. SF RENTS
2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartment for rent near downtown Berkeley. Walking distance from all of Berkeley’s finest destinations, Campus and Downtown Bart. 2 bedroom apartment is spacious. Has nice kitchen set up with good appliances. Second floor with a private patio and comes with 1 car off street parking. Building also has laundry facility (coin-0p). Water and Garbage included in rent. Ready for a May 1st 2014 move in.