Category: Rent Control

Rent Control

Protecting Your Tenancy from Rent Increases

If you have rent control your landlord can't give you a rent increase above two or three percent a year right? Not exactly. Enter Rent Board Rules and Regulations Section 1.21 . Section 1.21 allows a landlord to raise a tenant's rent to market rate where the tenant no longer uses their home as their "principle place of residence." Our office regularly represents tenants in rent increase disputes at the... Read More

New Rent Control Ordinances in the Bay Area

While San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley have had rent control and eviction protection laws in place for decades, tenants living in other cities around the Bay Area have not been so lucky. As a result, tenants in these cities have seen huge rent increases and a significant spike in evictions. Thankfully, there has been some pushback of late. In November 2016, several cities voted into law new rent control and... Read More