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

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

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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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Stockton Tenants Facing Retaliation for Reporting Habitability Issues: Sue Your Landlord

Stockton tenants are entitled to habitable homes.  Not only does California law require landlords to make repairs, but the Stockton Residential Rental Unit Inspection and Maintenance Ordinance, codified at Chapter 8.32 of the Stockton Municipal Code, also ensures Stockton tenants obtain repairs when living with intractable habitable issues.  To eliminate ...

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The Oakland Rent Adjustment Program Publishes Astonishing 6.7% Annual Rent Increase Taking Effect in July 2022

The Oakland Rent Adjustment Program announced the annual rent increase for rent increases between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. As a result, rent for Oakland tenants living in rental units covered by the Oakland Rent Ordinance’s rent control provisions may be increased by an astonishing 6.7%. The Oakland ...

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Sacramento Owner Move-In Evictions Under the Sacramento Tenant Protection Act

Under the Sacramento Tenant Protection Act, landlords are permitted to terminate a tenancy to perform an owner move-in eviction or relative move-in eviction, which requires the owner or relative to reside in the unit as their primary residence for twelve (12) months.  Despite being a lawful just cause for eviction, ...

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The South San Francisco Condominium Conversion Relocation Payment Ordinance

The City of South San Francisco provides protections for tenants in buildings undergoing conversion to condominiums, including relocation payments.  Nearly all South San Francisco tenants displaced when the building undergoes a condominium conversion must receive relocation payments.  Relocation provisions are part of the city’s greater condominium conversion ordinance.  This article ...

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California Tenants Silenced No More

Effective January 1, 2022, the Silenced No More Act – passed as part of California’s comprehensive efforts empowering survivors of harassment and discrimination and preventing future abuses – expands existing protections for California tenants signing settlement agreements in lawsuits or administrative actions, including at the California Department of Fair Employment ...

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Can California Landlords Require California Tenants Pay Rent Electronically?

Reports of California landlords requiring California tenants to pay rent via online portals and websites routinely surface with greater frequency in recent years. Given the increasingly frequent torrent of data breaches and malware attacks throughout the Nation, many tenants simply do not wish to keep their private financial information online. ...

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