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In San Francisco, It Is Legal to Store Your Own Stuff in Your Garage

San Francisco Tenants Store Bicycle Scooter Personal Items in Garage

San Francisco tenants can store more than just a car in their garage. While Section 603 of the San Francisco Housing Code ostensibly limits garage use, “only for storage of automobiles,” the law also exempts garages in dwellings, apartments, and residential hotels. San Francisco Housing Code § 603.  In 2014, ...

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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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San Francisco Tenants Have Right to Choose Internet Provider Under Article 52

SanFranciscoArticle52InternetService

Everyone should have the right to affordable and high-quality internet of their choice. However, not every tenant does. Many American tenants, including in San Francisco, often lack the freedom to choose their internet service. Large corporations like Comcast and AT&T enter into exclusivity agreements with landlords ensuring they are the only building option.  ...

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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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San Francisco Superior Court Suspends Virtually All Evictions of San Francisco Tenants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

As of March 18, 2020, the San Francisco Superior Court has suspended eviction litigation in response to the Coronavirus.  The court has stayed, or suspended, all unlawful detainer (eviction) actions for 90 days.  However, eviction cases resulting from violence, threats of violence, or health and safety issues may proceed. Previously, ...

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