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February 29,2020
Tenant first option to buy ordinances gain momentum in the Bay Area as Oakland and Berkeley propose their respective Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Acts. After calls for a statewide rental registry was defeated last year, AB-2406 reincarnates this ill-conceived idea. We explain why landlords and tenants alike oppose a vast database of personal information.


February 18, 2020
In Daniel Bornstein's recent media tour, Daniel chimes in on a host of topics, including maddening regulations that impede the legalization of illegal in-law units, a movement to withhold rent unless buildings are sold to third party non-profits, and the emboldened agenda of Moms 4 Housing. We also unveil our updated guide on statewide rent caps and eviction controls.

February 10, 2020
After San Francisco's largest landlord signals its intent to sell a vast portfolio of rental properties, the City's Community Opportunity to Purchase Act experiences its first strains. In a balancing act, HUD has issued new guidelines on assistance animals, assuages the concerns of landlords and property managers who sorely needed clarification on fair housing law.


Landlording in a new era of statewide rent caps and eviction controls

We break down AB-1482 in an easily digestible fashion and offer some strategies to avoid pitfalls.


January 26, 2020
After our webinar on statewide rent caps and eviction controls was a rousing success, we share the recorded version. Oakland blazes a trail by banning criminal background checks in tenant screening, and despite fair housing laws, discrimatory rental ads continue to be plastered on the Internet. We also follow the new agenda of tenants' advocates in the wake of AB-1482.

January 12, 2020
Against the background of punitive taxes and an emboldened movement underway to occupy empty homes, Daniel discusses the unique challenges faced by vacant property owners. Although AB-1482 has taken center stage in a flurry of housing bills passed in 2019, Daniel summarizes lesser-known legislation that affords greater religious freedoms to tenants. We also warn short-term rental hosts on continued and increased enforcement by San Francisco's Office of Short Term Rentals.

December 31, 2019
As California rings in the New Year with statewide rent caps and eviction controls, we ask our clientelle if they are prepared for the hangover. We discuss AB-1482 and recommend that rental property owners update stale leases to become compliant with a new regulatory regime. We also take a look back at what has been an eventful year for the industry.

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