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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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Do I Have to Leave My San Francisco Home When My Landlord Sells The Building?

With San Francisco’s red hot real estate market continuing to soar during the COVID-19 pandemic, many San Francisco tenants face the uncertainties surrounding a sale of their building.  San Francisco tenants are not required to move out, and should not voluntarily move out, where the landlord sells the building.  The ...

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Oakland Rent Board Announces 2.7% Annual CPI Rent Increase Rate

The Oakland Rent Board announced the annual CPI rate for rent increases effective July 1, 2020, and lasting until June 30, 2021. Rent increases for tenants in Oakland rental units covered by the Oakland Rent Ordinance’s rent control protections are capped at 2.7%. Landlords may not serve a rent increase ...

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Richmond Rent Board: Strategies & Tactics Every Richmond Tenant Must Know

The Richmond Rent Board administers the Richmond Rent Ordinance, sets Richmond Rent Control’s annual allowable rental adjustment, and acts as a venue to resolve disputes with landlords.  Richmond tenants can petition the Richmond Rent Board to reduce their rent due to a decrease in services, determine that the landlord has ...

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Owner Move-In Evictions Under the Inglewood Rent Ordinance

Under the Inglewood Rent Ordinance, landlords are permitted to terminate a tenancy to perform an owner move-in or relative move-in eviction, which requires the owner or qualified relative to reside in the unit following the termination of tenancy.  Despite being a lawful just cause for eviction, the owner, or their ...

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Emeryville Owner Move-In Evictions

Under the Emeryville Rent Ordinance, landlords are permitted to terminate a tenancy to perform an owner move-in or relative move-in eviction, which requires the owner or qualified relative to reside in the unit following the termination of tenancy.  Despite being a lawful just cause for eviction, the owner, or their ...

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Owner Move-In Evictions Under the Berkeley Rent Ordinance

Under the Berkeley Rent Ordinance, landlords are permitted to terminate a tenancy to perform an owner move-in eviction or relative move-in eviction, which requires the owner or relative to reside in the unit as their principal residence following the eviction.  Despite being a lawful good cause eviction reason, the owner, ...

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Halt to All No-Fault Evictions May Become Reality for San Francisco Tenants During Coronavirus Outbreak

Although tenants in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles are, or will soon be, protected from Coronavirus related evictions, these temporary eviction moratoriums are limited in scope. They only apply to a narrow type of eviction – nonpayment of rent resulting from Coronavirus income disruption. Unscrupulous ...

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