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Landlords From Hell Face Prison Time

The auspiciously dubbed "landlords from hell" Kip and Nicole Macy are facing prison time for acts that include pouring ammonia on their tenants belongings, cutting support beams under the floors of tenants who successfully fought eviction and generally being terrible stewards of their buildings. The couple initial jumped bail prior to trial back in 2010 and fled the country and are only now finally facing the consequences of their outlandish actions. Do you have a "landlord from hell...

San Francisco Evictions at 12-year High

The San Francisco Examiner published an article today reporting that evictions in San Francisco have climbed to a 12-year high as of March 2013. According to the article, from March 1 2012 through February 28, 2013, there were 1,757 eviction notices filed with the SF Rent Board. While the article contends that "Tenants breaking the terms of their leases accounted for the most evictions" with rental prices in San Francisco second in the nation only to New York,...