Tag: rent control

Common Types of Bay Area Tenant Harassment

Common Types of Tenant Harassment

Like all relationships, the landlord –  tenant relationship can take various forms. Often, it can have an adversarial tone to it and sometimes it’s just the usual ups and downs. But other times, it can go too far if the landlord crosses the line into tenant harassment. Sadly, it’s not unusual for landlords to harass… Read more »

Rent Control California: Vote Yes on Proposition 21 Rent Control Expansion

Rent control laws limit how much landlords can increase rent from year to year. California recently enacted a law limiting the percentage increase, but this did not apply to certain residential rentals. In less than three weeks, California voters are set to decide on Proposition 21. The proposition changes statewide rent control policy to the… Read more »

Renting in the time of Covid: Dealing With Noise & Construction

For most of us Covid-19 that means spending a lot more time at home. It also means being more aware of noise and what is going on in your building. For tenants, this is leading to new problems with neighbors and landlords. So, whether your upstairs neighbor is learning to play the tuba or your… Read more »

Statewide Rent Control Explained

In response to growing concern for affordable housing, California lawmakers passed new state-wide protections for tenants in 2019. The new law gives tenants in certain buildings both rent and eviction control. The new law, known as the “Tenant Protection Act” or AB 1482, puts a state-wide limit on rent increases and also gives tenants eviction… Read more »

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… Read more »

Do I Have to Sign a New Lease?

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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… Read more »