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Ashland Tenants: Sue Your Landlord for Retaliation & Unlawful Rent Increases

Ashland tenants are protected from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law.  At the state level, the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 protects Ashland tenants in covered units from evictions without just cause or drastic rent increases.  Locally, the Alameda County Code of Ordinances protects Ashland tenants not ...

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San Francisco Tenant Buyout Ordinance Amendments Slated for 2020

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved several amendments to San Francisco’s tenant buyout ordinance, which is part of the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. Introduced by Supervisor Hillary Ronen, the amendments, which include defining certain eviction lawsuit settlements as buyout agreements and allowing tenants ...

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Oakland Tenants Now Have Ban the Box Rights in Housing

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Oakland became the first city in California to ban criminal background checks in nearly all rental housing units. The Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, effective immediately, prohibits landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants. Covered units include subsidized affordable and nonprofit housing units. Accessory ...

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