Northern California

Vacancy Control: “Crackbrained Meddling by the Authorities” By Brian Wallace, SPOSF/SPOSFI President

Pity the poor vacant apartment. Everybody seems to think they know what’s best for it. On one hand, we have Michael Weinstein’s so-called “Justice for Renters Act,” a statewide ballot measure to repeal Costa-Hawkins and open the door to the ultimate goal of rent-control zealots: vacancy control. On the other hand, we have Prop. M, a…

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IN THE NEWS: Rental History Removed from Rental Qualifications by City of Santa Monica

Citing a concern that applicants currently or recently homeless might face rejection when applying for an apartment in Santa Monica, the city council passed an ordinance in February prohibiting rejection by rental housing providers for lack of rental history. To avoid charges of discrimination, this applies to all applicants, regardless of source of income or…

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It’s Here! The FREE Bay Area “AOA Landlording Power Conference” Wednesday, February 21st at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Make sure to circle the date on your calendar for the much-anticipated “Bay Area AOA Landlording Power Conference.” This FREE event is scheduled for: Wednesday, February 21st, and will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, located at 5001 Great America Parkway Great America Meeting Rooms Santa Clara, CA 95054! Invest part of one…