Tag: tenant’s rights

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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Deal with Tenant Harassment

The term “tenant harassment” gets thrown around a lot by tenants to describe how their landlords treat them. In reality we each have our interpretation of what makes something harassment. But in San Francisco there is a law that actually spells out what unlawful tenant harassment is. In this article we’ll discuss how the law… Read more »

Fraudulent Owner Move-In Evictions

Everyone in San Francisco knows someone who has been evicted thanks to an “owner move-in eviction.” But what happens if a tenant moves out of their apartment and their landlord doesn’t follow the law and move in? What happens if a landlord re-rents the apartment to a new tenant? In this article we discuss the… 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 »