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Four Things Every Tenant Should Know About San Francisco Buyout Agreements

Did you know that there are laws in San Francisco regulating tenant buyout agreements? The San Francisco Rent Board tracks buyouts as a result of a law passed on March 7, 2015.  Effective April 6, 2020, San Francisco has expanded its buyout rules. In this article, we break down the new changes and give you the top four things every tenant should know about the law. What is a Buyout? A tenant buyout is when a landlord pays...

BLM: We Stand In Solidarity

We stand in solidarity with protestors across the country who are standing up for justice and demanding accountability. We are hopeful that the protests of the past few weeks will serve as that spark that leads to real, sustained change. Our firm, Wolford Wayne, was founded on the principles of social justice and civil rights. We fight for displaced tenants in the San Francisco Bay Area and we seek economic justice for our clients. Yet we recognize that...

Eviction Controls Expanded to Cover Newer Buildings in SF

On January 20, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a new change in the law to expand eviction control. The changes are significant in that they extend eviction control to more buildings. Where before, only buildings built prior to June 1979 were covered by the eviction protections of the Rent Ordinance (with some exceptions), the change extended this protection to newer buildings, live-work units, and units that have gone through significant remodeling. Here’s what you need...