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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...

Eviction Moratorium during the COVID-19 Pandemic

With COVID-19 ravaging the world, there is an eviction moratorium in many counties the Bay Area. Here we breakdown the current state of the law on evictions and the options for tenants facing financial hardship during the pandemic. SAN FRANCISCO Eviction Moratorium for Non-Payment of Rent  In March San Francisco issued an order placing a moratorium on evictions for non payment of rent where a tenant cannot pay rent due to the COVID-19 crises. The order is currently...

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, puts a state-wide limit on rent increases and also gives tenants eviction protections. The law became effective as of January 2020 and could impact the lives of millions of renters throughout the state. In this...