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Eviction Law Amendments Could Hold Landlords More Accountable

San Francisco’s Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance allows landlords of rent-controlled units to legally evict their tenants without cause, if said eviction is intended to allow the landlord or landlord’s family to occupy the apartment as their principal place of residence. Under the terms of an Owner Move-In (“OMI”)... Read More »

Predator Landlord Fined $2.4 Million, Evictions Voided

A Superior Court Judge has ruled against Anne Kihagi, the predator landlord who was sued by the City of San Francisco for waging an ongoing war of “harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” against dozens of rent-controlled tenants in an attempt to raise her rent-roll by illegally evicting tenants in the... Read More »

Twenty Years of Eviction History in San Francisco

Twenty Years of Eviction History in San Francisco

An aggregation of the Rent Board’s last twenty years of annual reporting, from March of 1997 to February 2017, provides a broader perspective with respect to eviction notice trends in San Francisco. While notices specifically related to Owner Move-In and Ellis Act evictions had been trending up in the... Read More »

Bernalhaus Collective Evicted, Condos to Rise

Bernalhaus Collective Evicted, Condos to Rise

The remaining residents of the artists’ collective known as Bernalhaus, on Peralta Avenue, behind the Alemany Farmers’ Market at the bottom of Bernal Heights, have been forcibly evicted and locked out. Plans to level the warehouse buildings that sit upon the 992 Peralta Avenue parcel have been in and... Read More »

Court of Appeal Rules That Children Aren’t Tenants

Court of Appeal Rules That Children Aren’t Tenants

Reversing a lower court decision, California’s First District Court of Appeal has ruled that minors living in a rental unit with a guardian are “occupants” but not “tenants,” an important distinction with respect to how San Francisco’s Rent Ordinance is written and the calculation of relocation payments due when... Read More »

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

The ongoing battle between the remaining residential tenants of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street, which was illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, and the building’s owners, who have been trying to evict the rent-controlled and... Read More »

Eviction Protection for Parents and Educators in SF Overturned

A Superior Court Judge has officially invalidated San Francisco’s recently adopted law which had expanded eviction protections for tenants with a resident child under 18 years of age and extended said protections to educators – which was defined as any person who works at a school in San Francisco... Read More »

Expanded Eviction Protection for Parents and Educators Adopted

The proposed ordinance to expand eviction protections for tenants with a resident child under 18 years of age and to extend said protections to tenants who are “educators,” defined as a person who works at a school in San Francisco as an employee or independent contractor of the school... Read More »

Expanded Eviction Protection for Parents and Educators

In general, San Francisco’s Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance prevents a landlord from exercising an owner move-in (OMI) eviction during the school year if the eviction would displace a tenant with a resident child under 18 years of age. Under a proposed ordinance which is working its way... Read More »

Removing Rent-Controlled Tenants by Snitching on Oneself

Removing Rent-Controlled Tenants by Snitching on Oneself

A real estate agent purchased 2523 34th Avenue, which was listed as a two-bedroom Parkside home with an (unwarranted) two-bedroom in-law unit on the ground floor, both of which were tenant occupied, for $850,000 this past October. Within a few days, an anonymous complaint was filed with the City,... Read More »