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As A San Francisco 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 San Francisco tenants do not value until renting from a landlord that says no to overnight guests. But, can ...

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Can Employers Keep California Employees At Work During Meal Breaks?

Many California workers know California law provides thirty-minute meal breaks to employees that work more than five hours a day and a second thirty-minute meal break where employees work more than ten hours a day.  However, what is not as well-known is whether employers may require California employees to remain ...

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The West Hollywood Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

The City of West Hollywood Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance seeks to protect every West Hollywood tenant from landlord harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords, property managers, or other representatives and designed to force families from their homes. By protecting every West Hollywood tenant by providing for a private right of action, the ...

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San Francisco Tenants Entitled to 10-Day Cure Period for Evictions

Please Note that this law has been stayed (put on hold) until the Court resolves an appeal by the San Francisco Apartment Association and the Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute. The San Francisco Rent Ordinance protects nearly every San Francisco tenant by requiring just cause for evictions throughout ...

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San Francisco Rent Ordinance § 37.10B: The San Francisco Tenant Harassment Ordinance

The San Francisco Tenant Harassment Ordinance seeks to protect San Francisco tenants from harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords and designed to force families from their homes.  By protecting every rental unit in San Francisco and providing a private right of action, the San Francisco Tenant Harassment Ordinance is a powerful ...

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Right To Dry: California Tenants Cannot Receive Eviction for Hanging Clotheslines & Using Drying Racks

Sun-drying clothes consumes less energy, extends garments’ lifetime by avoiding the dryer’s harsh wear and tear, and saves money and the environment.  Sun-drying clothes for families without a dryer saves numerous trips to the laundromat each year.  California law encourages sun-drying laundry by guaranteeing California tenants the right to sun-dry ...

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Ellis Act Evictions Under the San José Rent Ordinance

Under the San José Rent Ordinance, landlords are permitted to evict all tenants from a rental property and remove the property from the residential rental housing market. San José Municipal Code § 17.23.1100. Despite being a lawful just cause for eviction under the San José Rent Ordinance’s just cause for ...

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San José Owner Move-In Evictions

Under the San José Rent Ordinance, landlords are permitted to terminate a tenancy to perform an owner move-in eviction or a relative move-in eviction, which requires the owner or relative to reside in the unit as their primary residence following the eviction.  Despite being a lawful just cause for eviction ...

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The Richmond Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

The City of Richmond Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance seeks to protect every Richmond tenant from harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords and designed to force families from their homes.  By protecting every rental unit in Richmond and providing a private right of action, the Richmond Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance is a powerful tool ...

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San Francisco Rent Board Publishes 2.3% Allowable Annual Rent Increase Taking Effect in 2022

The San Francisco Rent Board announced the allowable annual increase for rent increases between March 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023.  Rent increases for San Francisco tenants living in rental units covered by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance’s rent control provisions are capped at 2.3% during this time.  With certain ...

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