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San Francisco Sues Academy of Art over Real Estate Misuse

San Francisco Sues Academy of Art over Real Estate Misuse

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit against the Academy of Art University today, alleging that the institution “schemed to violate state and local laws in its aggressive acquisition and use of vast real estate holdings in San Francisco.” As we first reported earlier this year, over 80... Read More »

Academy of Art Has More Illegal Buildings than First Reported

Academy of Art Has More Illegal Buildings than First Reported

As we first reported last year, of the 40 known properties currently operated by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 30 appeared to be operating illegally without necessary permits or approvals. But upon further review, it’s actually 33 of the 40 properties, or 82.5 percent, which are... 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 »

75% Of Academy Of Art University Buildings Are Operating Illegally

Of the 40 known properties now operated by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 75 percent appear to be operating illegally without necessary permits or approvals. And according to a Planning Department report slated to be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week, the following nine... Read More »

Supes Approve Stricter Eviction Rules, Allow For New Roommates

San Francisco’s Supervisors have unanimously approved legislation which will prohibit rent increases or evictions based on adding new roommates to an existing tenancy, will give tenants a chance to cure minor lease infractions, including violations of a no subletting clause, prior to allowing a landlord to initiate eviction proceedings,... Read More »

Legislation Could Prohibit Evictions, Freeze Rents For Vacant Units

In addition to prohibiting rent increases or evictions based on adding new roommates to an existing tenancy, even when an existing lease specifically disallows new occupants or specifies an associated increase in rent, a proposed change to San Francisco’s Administrative Code would also prohibit landlords from raising the rent... Read More »

What’s The Right Way To Rat Out A Neighbor And Report Illegal Work?

In our inbox this morning: I have very good sources that tell me my neighbor, a landlord, is in the initial stages of trying to build an illegal apartment in the SFH next door. It will be camouflaged by a permitted “renovation” to this SFH. The last thing we... Read More »