COVID-19 – Eviction Lawsuits Proceed in California Despite Relief for Some Tenants By-CalMatters

The wheels of the eviction process are still turning in many parts of the state, and renters remain subject to ejection for many reasons. Questions are emerging about how to handle cases not related to the pandemic. Pandemic or no pandemic, landlords’ attorney Dennis Block is still trying to evict renters. As public health authorities advise Californians…

How the New State ADU Law Affects Apartment Owners By-Sheri Swist

Apartment owners may not think of Alternative Dwelling Units (ADUs), commonly known as “granny flats,” as being applicable to their multi-family structures.  Previously, ADUs were only considered additional living quarters on lots that have a single-family home, such as guest houses or garage conversions. They often had restrictive and burdensome requirements such as an owner…

City Hall Scandals and the Housing Shortage By-Noni Richen, President of San Francisco Small Property Owners Association

Can you believe what is happening at City Hall? All the revelations of questionable conduct and decisions are shocking and disappointing. The investigation is dubbed “an FBI wide-ranging corruption case.” It seems we should be bracing ourselves for the next volley. Wouldn’t it be great to have an investigation of all departments by an impartial…

DID YOU KNOW By-Dennis Block

Eviction of Former Owner Not all eviction cases involve tenants. In some cases, an unlawful detainer can involve the eviction of the former owner. This can come up in two situations. In one scenario the former owner has sold the house and refuses to vacate. There is also the situation where the premises have been…