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Statewide Rent Control Explained

In response to growing concern for affordable housing, California lawmakers passed new state-wide protections for tenants in 2019. The new law gives tenants in certain buildings both rent and eviction control. The new law, known as the "Tenant Protection Act" or AB 1482, imposes a state-wide cap on rent increases and eviction protections . The law became effective as of January 2020 and could impact the lives of millions of renters throughout the state. In this article we...

How to Deal with Tenant Harassment

The term “tenant harassment” gets thrown around a lot by tenants to describe how their landlords treat them. In reality we each have our interpretation of what makes something harassment. But in San Francisco there is a law that actually spells out what unlawful tenant harassment is. In this article we’ll discuss how the law deals with tenant harassment, tenants' rights when being harassed, and best practices for dealing with harassment. What is Tenant Harassment? When you think...

Fraudulent Owner Move-In Evictions

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Everyone in San Francisco knows someone who has been evicted thanks to an “owner move-in eviction.” But what happens if a tenant moves out of their apartment and their landlord doesn’t follow the law and move in? What happens if a landlord re-rents the apartment to a new tenant? In this article we discuss the consequences for what we commonly refer to as a fraudulent owner-move in eviction and the options for tenants who have been wrongfully evicted....