The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved Sup. Chiu’s legislation to allow landlords to voluntarily seek legalization of certain illegal in-law units. We discussed the legislation previously here.
The legislation increasing Ellis Act relocation payments passed out of the Land Use and Economic Development Committee yesterday and will get a vote from the full Board of Supervisors on… CONTINUE
This time the PBS Newshour highlights the issue of tech-worker displacement of long-term tenants here.
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