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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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All About California Civil Code § 1950.5: The California Security Deposit Law

California Civil Code 195.5 Security Deposit Tenant

Often, California tenants must pay security deposits. Although usually an afterthought during the tenancy, security deposits can become central to landlord-tenant disputes upon a tenancy’s conclusion. For what can a landlord deduct from a California tenant’s security deposit? How many days does a California tenant have to wait for a ...

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


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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Palm Springs Extends Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Until July 31, 2020

Palm Springs Coronavirus COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

On June 25, 2020, the Palm Springs City Council extended the Palm Springs Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Until July 31, 2020.  Palm Springs tenants remain protected from evictions after the tenant demonstrates Coronavirus/COVID-19 financial impacts. The Palm Springs Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium protects residential & commercial tenants.  Additionally, Palm Springs ...

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Berkeley Landlords May Not Ask Tenants About Criminal Records on Applications


Beginning in 2020, Berkeley tenants do not have to disclose criminal records on initial rental applications. The Berkeley Fair Chance Housing law, also known as Ban the Box housing or the Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing & Public Health & Safety Ordinance, bans the box for Berkeley ...

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Baldwin Park Rent Ordinance Owner Move-In Evictions


Under the Baldwin Park 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 ...

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Pasadena Restricts No Fault Evictions & Protects Tenants Affected by COVID-19 with Sweeping Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium


Pasadena tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 for non-payment of rent, and from performing no-fault evictions, except when necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord. ...

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Monterey County Tenants May Soon Have Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Protections Until May 2020


Monterey County tenants, not living an incorporated city or town, will likely soon become protected from eviction should the Monterey County Superior Court adopt a letter from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors requesting that the Court suspend all evictions until May 31, 2020. The Board may later request that the ...

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Burbank Eviction Moratorium Protects Burbank Tenants from Coronavirus/COVID-19 Related Evictions


Burbank tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruption or out-of-pocket medical expenses.  Unless further extended by the Burbank City Council, the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium will protect Burbank tenants until April 30, 2020. What Type of Eviction Does the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Prohibit? The Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 ...

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Stockton Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 Covered by Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium


Stockton tenants are now protected from Coronavirus/COVID-19 financial impacts after the Stockton City Council adopted a sweeping urgency ordinance eviction moratorium.  Further, the eviction moratorium provides automatic protections to elderly and disabled tenants.  Already in effect, the Stockton Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, officially called the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance, protects thousands ...

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