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Antioch Rent Control

The City of Antioch recently passed a Rent Stabilization Ordinance protecting most Antioch tenants from drastic and life-altering rent increases.  The Antioch Rent Ordinance’s rent control provisions limit annual rent increases yearly.  Tenants whose Antioch Rent Ordinance rights were violated have actionable claims against their landlords to recover money damages. ...

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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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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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Where in the World is My Landlord? Locating Landlord Contact Information in California

Are you trying to get ahold of your landlord to request a repair but don’t know who they are?  Are you suing your landlord in small claims court and need your current or, more likely, former landlord’s address?  Sometimes, California tenants may not possess their landlord’s complete contact information.  Worry ...

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The Los Angeles Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

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

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California Tenants Silenced No More

Effective January 1, 2022, the Silenced No More Act – passed as part of California’s comprehensive efforts empowering survivors of harassment and discrimination and preventing future abuses – expands existing protections for California tenants signing settlement agreements in lawsuits or administrative actions, including at the California Department of Fair Employment ...

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West Hollywood Protects Commercial and Residential Tenants Until March 31, 2021

Please note that the State of California recently extended the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium, which supersedes much of the information contained in this article.  Click here for more information.   On Monday, January 25, 2021, the West Hollywood City Council extended its commercial eviction and portions of its residential ...

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Stockton Extends Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium & Expands Tenant Eviction Protections

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Stockton City Council updated its previously enacted Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, which protects Stockton tenants to elderly tenants, disabled tenants, and tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, the Stockton Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium will remain in effect the sooner of 90 days after the California ...

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Landlord Harassment During A Pandemic: Combating Landlords Who Ignore the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

As more California counties lift shelter-in-place restrictions and gradually reopen, the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat.  The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is far from over.  Realizing that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 threat is still out there, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently extended the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, which protects California tenants impacted by 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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