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Ellis Act Evictions Under the Sacramento Tenant Protection Act

Under the Sacramento Tenant Protection Ordinance, landlords can evict all tenants from a rental property and remove the property from the residential rental housing market.  Sacramento Municipal Code § 5.156.090(A).  Despite being a lawful just cause for eviction under the Sacramento Tenant Protection Act’s just cause for eviction protection provisions, ...

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The Sacramento Tenant Protection Act: Rent Control and Eviction Protections for Sacramento Tenants

Codified at Chapter 5.156 of the Sacramento Municipal Code, the Sacramento Tenant Protection Act protects Sacramento tenants by limiting rent increases, limiting evictions, and provides several enforcement mechanisms for a deprivation of rights.  The Sacramento Tenant Protection Act requires landlords to have just cause for eviction when evicting a Sacramento ...

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Relocation Payments for San Mateo Tenants Displaced From Unsafe or Substandard Units

In 2019, the City of San Mateo passed an ordinance providing San Mateo tenants with relocation payments when suffering temporary or permanent displacement from their homes due to unsafe or substandard conditions cited by the government.  Codified at Chapter 7.50 of the San Mateo Municipal Code and officially entitled, “Property ...

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The South San Francisco Condominium Conversion Relocation Payment Ordinance

The City of South San Francisco provides protections for tenants in buildings undergoing conversion to condominiums, including relocation payments.  Nearly all South San Francisco tenants displaced when the building undergoes a condominium conversion must receive relocation payments.  Relocation provisions are part of the city’s greater condominium conversion ordinance.  This article ...

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Relocation Payments for South San Francisco Tenants Displaced From Unsafe or Substandard Units

In 2019, the City of South San Francisco passed an ordinance providing South San Francisco tenants with relocation payments when suffering temporary or permanent displacement from their homes due to unsafe or substandard conditions cited by the government.  Codified at Chapter 8.70 of the South San Francisco Municipal Code and ...

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As An Oakland Tenant, Can My Landlord Say No To Overnight Guests?

Be it a significant other, a friend too drunk to drive, or a family member visiting from out-of-town, allowing an overnight guest to spend the night is a valuable privilege many Oakland tenants do not value until renting from a landlord that says no to overnight guests.  But, can a ...

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Oakland Tenant Protection Ordinance: Protecting Oakland Tenants Against Landlord Harassment

The City of Oakland Tenant Protection Ordinance protects all Oakland tenants from landlord harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords, property managers, or other representatives in bad faith.  By protecting all tenancies in Oakland, and empowering tenants with a private right of action, the Oakland Tenant Protection Ordinance is a powerful law ...

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The Santa Monica Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

The City of Santa Monica Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance protects all Santa Monica tenants from landlord harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords, property managers, or other representatives in bad faith.  By protecting all tenancies in Santa Monica, and empowering tenants with a private right of action, the Santa Monica Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance ...

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Can Your Landlord Increase Your Rent For Having A Baby?

When California tenants remain in their unit long-term, they often settle in by acquiring more possessions, ingratiating themselves in the neighborhood, making their house a home, and, frequently, having children.  Many landlords find tenants with children problematic and prefer not to rent to families.  Where long-term California tenants have, adopt, ...

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Can California Employees Waive The Right To Overtime Compensation?

California law reflects the state’s strong public policy in favor of full payment of wages for all hours worked.  Armenta v. Osmose, 135 Cal. App. 4th 314, 321-24 (2005).  California employees are entitled to collect overtime compensation, based on a multiple of their regular hourly rate. California Labor Code § ...

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