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Owens v. City of Oakland Housing, Residential Rent and Relocation Board: Extending Rent Control to Tenants Separately Renting Rooms in Single-Family Homes & Condominiums

Owens v City of Oakland Housing Residential Rent and Relocation Board

Tenants protected by rent control have been eagerly anticipating the California Court of Appeal First Appellate District’s holding in the much anticipated Owens v. City of Oakland Housing, Residential Rent and Relocation Board.  On May 29, 2020, the California Court of Appeal published its opinion, which reaffirms the widespread notion ...

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Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rent Increase Moratorium

Richmond Rent Ordinance Owner Move-In Evictions

Effective April 27, 2020, Richmond tenants in units covered under the Richmond Rent Ordinance are protected from rent increases until at least May 31, 2020.  The Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 rent increase moratorium does not apply to tenants in single-family homes, housing units built after February 1995, tenants in project-based section 8, ...

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San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Extended

San Francisco Coronavirus COVID19 Eviction Moratorium Extended

On April 22, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed extended the previously enacted San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium until May 22, 2020.  The moratorium protects San Francisco tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic by prohibiting evictions of San Francisco tenants who suffered loss of income due to business closure, reduction ...

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San Francisco Rent Controlled Tenants Protected by Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rent Increase Moratorium

San Francisco Coronavirus COVID19 Rent Increase Freeze

Effective April 7, 2020, San Francisco landlords may not impose rent increases on San Francisco tenants covered by San Francisco rent control during the COVID-19 state of emergency. While San Francisco tenants are protected from rent increase during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the rent increase is deferred until after the San ...

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Berkeley Rent Board Passes Rent Reduction Regulation


On Friday, April 3, 2020, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board passed an emergency resolution permitting landlords and tenants to negotiate a temporary rent reduction during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  The emergency regulation clarifies that under no circumstances will the lawful rent ceiling be reduced due to a temporary rent decrease during ...

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Glendale Tenants Entitled to Relocation Assistance for Certain Evictions

Glendale Owner Move In Eviction

The Glendale Rent Ordinance regulates evictions, requires landlords to offer one-year leases to tenants, and provides relocation assistance for certain evictions following significant rent increases.  Although the Glendale Rent Ordinance lacks rent control, Glendale tenants may be protected by California Rent Control, which limits rent increases on tenants in covered ...

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Glendale Tenants Entitled to Written One-Year Lease

Glendale Rent Ordinance

The Glendale Rent Ordinance seeks to equalize landlord-tenant relations by requiring Glendale landlords to offer a written one-year lease.  The one-year lease requirement ensures certainty for Glendale tenants and combats short-term rentals. The Glendale Rent Ordinance also contains just cause for eviction protections and provides relocation assistance for certain types ...

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Owner Move-In Evictions Under the Inglewood Rent Ordinance

Inglewood Owner Move In Evictions

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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Woodland Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

Woodland Coronavirus COVID19 Eviction Moratorium

Woodland tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Woodland landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19. To qualify for eviction protections, Woodland tenants must: Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 ...

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