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Welcome to Rents and Rants, a blog for tenants, organizers and advocates to share their opinions and updates on tenant issues in California.
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January 22, 2009
A San Francisco judge has temporarily blocked certain sections of Proposition M, a voter-approved anti-harassment law.
  • San Francisco
Page Mill Properties has filed another suit against the City of East Palo Alto. This suit alleges that the City failed to provide the landlord with copies of a review of the East Palo Alto rent stabilization ordinance by the city of Berkeley.
  • San Mateo
For all of those who have stood up to the abusive tactics of one notorious San Francisco landlord, there is a measure of satisfaction in the news that the CitiApartments/Skyline conglomerate has been forced to give up 51 of its buildings.
This Chronicle article looks at projections for rents and vacancy rates in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose for 2009.
  • San Francisco
The California Court of Appeal recently published a decision in favor of tenants in an eviction case, Espinoza v. Calva. The Court ruled that because the premises was "untenantable" under state law, the trial judge was incorrect in entering judgment for the landlord in the eviction case. California law clearly called for this result and the Court of Appeal was correct in its ruling.
This blog examines the practice by homeowners associations to ban rentals.
January 20, 2009
The City of Sparks, Nevada, is purchasing foreclosed properties that have been on the market for at least six months and using them as rentals.
To avoid foreclosure, San Francisco's second biggest landlord, the Lembi Group, deeds 51 apartment buildings back to the lender.
  • San Francisco

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