Sup. David Chiu’s proposed legislation would be a great step forward for San Francisco tenants in illegal units. The measure would allow a building owner to legalize an existing unit… CONTINUE
New York City is experiencing a rental crisis similar to San Francisco with the same political tug-of-war.
Legislation proposed by Sup. Scott Weiner would allow owners to build an in-law unit within the “envelope” of an existing building. This legislation would only apply to properties located in… CONTINUE
An excellent recent piece in the New York Times discussing the higher rents and displacement of long-term tenants caused by the rise of the tech industry in the Bay Area.
Tim Lincecum prevails against his landlord in a security deposit lawsuit.
San Francisco’s political and business leaders lend strong support to Ellis Act reform.
This would be a great win for San Francisco tenants. It would prevent a landlord from buying a building and then immediately “going out of business” by Ellising all the… CONTINUE
The San Francisco Rent Board has announced the annual allowable rent increase for increases that take effect between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015. The maximum allowable increase is:… CONTINUE
For eviction notices for owner move-in, relative move-in, demolition, substantial rehabilitation, and capital improvements (but not Ellis Act evictions), the new relocation payment due is $5,261 per tenant, up to… CONTINUE