Oakland rent control

Oakland has emerged out of the shadow of San Francisco and has become a formidable city in its own right, but it is also the Bay Area's latest bastion of tenant protections. Navigating Oakland's ever-expanding rent control rules is especially challenging for mom and pop landlords. 

The Oakland Rent Adjustments and Evictions Ordinance (O.M.C. 8.22) delineates between tenant rights and just-cause eviction protections, and so the first algebraic equation to solve is whether either set of rules apply or both. 

Several exemptions to the ordinance have been stripped away in recent memory, including exemptions for owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes and substantial rehabilitation.

With rental housing providers increasingly finding themselves swimming upstream in a new regulatory regime, it is imperative to seek proper counsel from the landlord attorneys of Bornstein Law.

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