Court Rules: Subtenants in Rent-Controlled Apartments Have No Right to Remain Following Master Tenant’s Forfeiture By Daniel Bornstein, Esq., Bornstein Law

  In San Francisco and other rent-controlled jurisdictions, the longer the tenant resides in the unit, the cheaper his or her rent becomes. As a result, tenants are discouraged from moving on to new housing, allowing for additional opportunities for housing to actually open up. Tenants who have a rental agreement in a building subject…

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Alameda’s Adjusted Relocation Payments Went Into Effect July 1, 2023 from the city of Alameda

  The Alameda Rent Ordinance prevents landlords from terminating a tenancy except for certain allowable grounds and requires a relocation payment in circumstances that are not the fault of the tenant. Amounts for these relocation payments were established by city council resolution and are adjusted annually based on a component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) calculated…

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Legal Q & A – By Richard Beckman, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman. Question 1:  Does the end of the statewide State of Emergency, as of February 28, affect any of the local laws such as Alameda County’s continued eviction moratorium? Answer 1: The state’s COVID-19 State…

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Landlords of Alameda County: How an Eviction Ban Stole One Couple’s American Dream by Brittany Hunter, Pacific Legal Foundation

In Alameda County, California, a pandemic-era eviction ban has been in place for almost three years, even though COVID no longer poses the same threat it once did. As a result, “mom and pop” landlords have found themselves losing their livelihoods and dealing with problematic, and sometimes violent, tenants with no way to get rid…

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