Articles Filed Under: Real Estate Legislation

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Legislation To Halt Development Of “Monster Homes” Passed

Supervisor Wiener’s proposed legislation to halt the development, or expansion, of homes exceeding 3,000 gross square feet in size within San Francisco’s Corona Heights neighborhood was passed by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors yesterday. The legislation could effectively put an 18-month hold on any such projects where a final... Read More »

Bill To Freeze Speculative Evictions In San Francisco, Take Three

Having fallen one vote short last year, and failed in 2007, Senator Mark Leno has once again introduced legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. Mirroring Leno’s previously proposed Senate Bill 1439, which was approved by the Senate but rejected by the Assembly Housing Committee, Senate... Read More »

Battles Over EV Charging Stations Brewing

Battles Over EV Charging Stations Brewing

Powertree, a local electric vehicle (EV) charging station startup, has lined up over 100 apartment buildings in San Francisco, Berkeley and Emeryville into which it plans to install solar-powered charging stations for residents, the first installation of which is slated for testing in the Mission in about a week.... Read More »

Condo Lottery Bypass In Action

Condo Lottery Bypass In Action

A plugged-in reader spent the night outside the Department of Building Inspection in order to be the very first person in line to apply for San Francisco’s Condo Lottery Bypass program when it went into effect back in 2013. Having paid his fee, skipped the lottery, and since converted... Read More »

Talk Of “Housing Moratorium” In The Mission Shouldn’t Surprise

Tongues are wagging over reports that San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is preparing to propose a “moratorium” on the development of market-rate housing around 24th Street in the Mission. But little is known about the actual details of the legislation, in large part because it has yet to be... Read More »

Payouts Of Up To $50K Per Eviction Proposed

While San Francisco’s previously adopted law which required landlords who invoke the Ellis Act to pay evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current rent and a similar market-rate unit over the course of two years was ruled unconstitutional, Supervisors Campos, Kim and Avalos have... Read More »

Listings For Over 6,000 Illegal Rentals In S.F. On Airbnb Alone

As of noon today, there are roughly 6,500 listings for illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco on Airbnb alone. For as of February 1, 2015, unless a residential unit in San Francisco has been registered with the city and received a unique registration number from the Planning Department, it’s... Read More »

Scoop: Short-Term Rental Registration And Requirements To Airbnb

While it has yet be announced or officially publicized, we have the link to the requirements, application and procedure for registering a short-term rental unit in San Francisco in order to comply with the City’s so-called “Airbnb law” which goes into effect on February 1.  Start preparing now. The application will... Read More »

Legislation To Protect Clubs From Encroaching Condos

With noise complaints from residents in buildings that have recently risen or been converted in neighborhoods that were formerly commercial in character and have historically catered to clubs and other places of entertainment (POEs) on the rise, legislation to protect the POEs and require those buying or leasing residences... Read More »

A Plan To Tax ‘Hoarders Of Homes’ In San Francisco?

Arguing that “when wealthy people who don’t actually live here buy up San Francisco residential properties, housing prices skyrocket beyond the reach of residents,” San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar has begun working on potential legislation to discourage nonresidents from buying or owning property in the city, perhaps by... Read More »

Mayor Lee Signs San Francisco’s Airbnb Legislation Into Law

Mayor Ed Lee has signed San Francisco’s so-called “Airbnb ordinance” into law, officially legalizing but limiting short-term rentals in the city. As approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by a vote of 7-4 earlier this month, the new law allows a permanent resident of the city to rent... Read More »

Supervisors Pass Law To Regulate Tenant Buyouts In San Francisco

The proposed law to regulate and restrict the buyouts of tenants from rent-controlled apartments in San Francisco has been passed by the Board of Supervisors in a vote of 7 to 4 with Supervisors Breed, Farrell, Tang and Wiener opposing. If you’re either a tenant or landlord in San... Read More »

Law To Regulate Tenant Buyouts In SF: Seven Key Things To Know

With tenants in rent controlled apartments reporting offers of up to $80,000 to vacate, and unreported offers of even more, a proposed law which would require the public disclosure and tracking of all tenant buyout agreements in San Francisco, and prohibit buildings which are emptied by way of a buyout... Read More »

SF’s Airbnb Law Approved, Short-Term Rentals Legalized

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed ordinance to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals in San Francisco, a so-called “Airbnb law,” has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by a vote of 7-4 with Supervisors Avalos, Campos, Mar and Yee opposing. The new law will allow a permanent resident of San... Read More »

San Francisco’s Flawed Airbnb Law Ready For Board Vote

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed ordinance which would legalize, but theoretically limit, short-term rental activity in San Francisco could be adopted by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this afternoon.  And neither the hosts who have been heretofore illegally renting their units, nor the housing advocates and neighbors who have been lobbying for... Read More »