We take on the Oakland Rent Board, argue that a rent increase is permissible during this condo conversion and courts agree
Under Costa-Hawkins, condos are generally exempt from local rent control rules, but there was a game of semantics. After tenants balked at a rent increase, the courts sided with our interpretation of the law and agreed that rents could be raised.
Through a forcible detainer action, property owners can remove occupants who overstay their welcome.
It's not uncommon for owners to give family members or friends a soft place to land, but what happens when a guest refuses to leave? Although it may be gut-wrenching, there is legal action that can be taken to transition the "licensee" out of the premises.