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San Francisco Rent Ordinance § 37.13: How San Francisco Tenants Obtain Additional Keys

The San Francisco Rent Ordinance is clear, landlords must provide a minimum of one key or key set for each adult occupant without charge. San Francisco Administrative Code § 37.13.  However, the law also outlines how San Francisco tenants can obtain additional keys or key sets, and what actions San Francisco tenants ...

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

San Francisco Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium

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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San Francisco Tenants Affected by Coronavirus to Likely Gain Eviction Protections

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With the Coronavirus outbreak and the disease it causes – COVID 19 – rapidly spreading across San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, many local government officials have announced recommendations to reduce the spread and prevent person to person transmission. These measures range from small, such as frequent hand washing, to ...

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San Francisco Security Deposit Interest

San Francisco Security Deposit Interest

The San Francisco Rent Ordinance requires landlords to pay tenants interest on their security deposits. San Francisco Administrative Code § 49.2.  This law applies to all residential tenancies in San Francisco, even tenants not covered by other provisions of the San Francisco Rent Ordinance.   However, this law does not cover tenants ...

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2020 Amendment to San Francisco Rent Ordinance Protects Almost Every Tenant

New Amendments to San Francisco Rent Ordinance

Effective January 20, 2020, the San Francisco Rent Ordinance’s newest amendment extends just cause for eviction protections, and other tenant protection laws, to San Francisco tenants in units previously exempt from the rent ordinance that were built after June 13, 1979, or underwent a substantial rehabilitation. San Francisco Administrative Code § ...

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