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Eviction Moratoriums Extended [UPDATED]

With over 6 million households in the U.S. still in arrears on their rents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just extended the federal moratorium on evictions, which was slated to expire at the end of this month, through July 31, 2021, noting that this is intended... Read More »

Local Emergency Rental Assistance Program Is Now Live

San Francisco’s emergency rental assistance program, which can provide up to six months of rental assistance, including three months of future rent, to tenants at risk of becoming homeless due to a pandemic-related loss of employment or income, will begin accepting applications today, May 28. In order to qualify... Read More »

Surprise!  That’s Not a Legal Parking Spot (Or Unit)

Surprise! That’s Not a Legal Parking Spot (Or Unit)

While common in practice and rarely enforced, parking in the setback/driveway between a home’s garage and the sidewalk in San Francisco is technically illegal per Planning Code Section 132(f), and that includes the parking/storage of any motor vehicles, trailers and/or boats. In addition, the curb cut in front of... Read More »

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended Again

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended Again

As we outlined in June: The temporary moratorium on the eviction of tenants in San Francisco for the non-payment of rent from April through July, if formally documented as being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has effectively been made permanent by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. While the ordinance... Read More »

Industry Group Appeals Tenant Protection Ordinance Ruling

Industry Group Appeals Tenant Protection Ordinance Ruling

Having been denied by a San Francisco Superior Court Judge last week, the San Francisco Apartment Association, San Francisco Association of Realtors, Coalition for Better Housing, and Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute have just filed an appeal of the judge’s ruling that upheld San Francisco’s COVID-19 Tenant... Read More »

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Extended

As we outlined last month: The temporary moratorium on the eviction of tenants in San Francisco for the non-payment of rent from April through July, if formally documented as being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has effectively been made permanent by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. While the ordinance... Read More »

Moratorium on Pandemic Related Evictions Made Permanent

The temporary moratorium on the eviction of tenants in San Francisco for the non-payment of rent from April through July, if formally documented as being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has effectively been made permanent by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. While the ordinance does not forgive any past... Read More »

Eviction Notices Drop in San Francisco with a Notable Exception

Eviction Notices Drop in San Francisco with a Notable Exception

The number of eviction notices filed with San Francisco’s Rent Board dropped 12 percent over the past year, from 1,881 to 1,657. But there was one category in which there was a notable increase in notices: those related to Ellis Act evictions, the number of which (201) jumped 58... Read More »

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. Landlords can legally evict as long as some... 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 »