Category: Rent Increases

Do I Have to Sign a New Lease?

A common question we get from tenants is whether or not they have to sign a new lease. Depending on the situation signing a new lease may be obligatory or it may be completely inappropriate. In this article we discuss the various considerations. Tenants Cannot Refuse to Sign a Lease that is Materially Similar or the Same Under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, refusal to sign a new lease “for... Read More

The Ballot Initiative Tenants Need to Know About

Proposition 10 will be on the ballot this November Proposition 10, known as the Affordable Housing Act, will be on California’s state ballot this November 6. What is Prop 10 and why should you care about it? Well, Prop 10 seeks to repeal one of the most draconian housing laws ever enacted in California, namely the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. If Prop 10 passes, cities and counties in California... Read More

Roommate Rights Explained

Depending on your lease (or lack thereof), your rights in relation to your landlord and housemates might vary a great deal. There are a number of different dynamics that come up in landlord/tenant situations and each one carries with it different rights and responsibilities. This month we explore these relationships and how they affect your rights. "Co-tenants" vs. "Master / Subtenant Relationships" Housemates who have equal rights in their relationship... Read More

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