Good News for SF Landlords

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, … Read more

Oakland Council member Proposes “Tenant Protection Ordinance”

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, … Read more

Eviction Questions in Oakland

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 … Read more