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The Ellis Act: What You Need to Know

Everyone in San Francisco seems to be talking about the Ellis Act these days. The rate of evictions continues to sky rocket and Ellis Act Evictions, in particular, have tripled in the past year.  People are protesting in the streets, at the State Capital, and law makers both local and on the State level are pushing for reform of the Ellis Act. So, what is the "Ellis Act" really? In this month's newsletter, I answer some basic questions about the...

Protecting Your Rent Controlled Apartment: 3 tips to consider before someone moves in.

PROTECTING YOUR RENT CONTROLLED APARTMENT With rents in San Francisco among the highest in the country, rent controlled units have become a particularly precious commodity. As a result, landlords are finding new and creative ways to evict long term tenants as a means to collect higher rents. One of the ways landlords are attacking tenants is by bringing evictions based on breach of contract, or breach of the lease terms. To protect your tenancy, I encourage anyone with...

Ellis Act in the News

Ellis Act eviction of elderly tenants from their 34 year tenancy featured on NBC Bay Area: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Elderly-Couple-Out-of-Housing-Options-if-Evicted-Out-of-SF-Apartment-225140562.html