Category: In The News

Getting A Rent Reduction Due the Pandemic

Can I Get A Rent Reduction Due to a Loss of Amenities?  With some many businesses and services being shut down due to the pandemic, it’s likely that you haven’t been able to use common areas in your apartment complex like the gym facilities or even the roof top garden for several months. And you… Read more »

Study: Evictions Led to Additional Covid-19 Cases & Deaths

Covid-19 evictions

The results of a new research study on the relationship between evictions and Covid-19 cases is now available to the public. With tens of millions of people in the U.S. possibly losing their homes due to eviction in the upcoming months, this research suggests that up to 10,000 people have already died from Covid-19 because… Read more »

Five Tips for Negotiating A Covid-19 Rent Reduction

Top 3 Tips for Negotiating Covid-19 Rent Reductions

Who doesn’t want a rent reduction?! With rising vacancies and eviction moratoriums triggered by the pandemic, San Francisco renters are finally in the driver’s seat when it comes to negotiating rent reductions. Landlords are cutting rent by 10 or 20 percent, offering gift cards, free rent, or other incentives for signing a new lease. This… Read more »

San Francisco Renters & COVID-19 Updates

San Francisco Renters & COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of life. The economic ramifications have especially affected one of our basic needs—housing. Although the current situation has given some renters more leverage in the Bay Area housing market; that is not the case for those struggling to keep up with rent payments because they’ve been laid off… Read more »

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… Read more »

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.… Read more »