Author: Jacqueline Ravenscroft

Giant SF landlord Veritas threatens evictions

12, Tuesday 2022

Shortly after San Francisco renters celebrated a law that expands tenants’ rights, one of the city’s biggest landlords fired back, notifying its residents that they can be evicted for attempting to organize. Read the full article on Mission Local

The City of Palm Springs Rent Control Ordinance

13, Tuesday 2021

The City of Palm Springs Rent Control Ordinance protects tenants from unreasonable rent increases and unjustified terminations, but since its enaction several years ago, most properties originally covered under the ordinance have been permanently removed from protection over time.  A rent-controlled unit may be permanently removed from protection under the ordinance if a tenant voluntarily […]

The City Of Glendale Just Cause And Retaliatory Eviction Ordinance

05, Friday 2021

The City of Glendale recently enacted the Just Cause and Retaliatory Eviction Ordinance.  The ordinance prohibits eviction of a tenant unless the landlord has a just cause to do so, provides for relocation benefits to tenants that receive large rent increases and vacate as a result, requires tenants to be offered a one-year lease, and […]

Covid-19: Eviction Protection in California During the Outbreak

01, Tuesday 2020

Tobener Ravenscroft understands the tumult that the coronavirus has caused to tenants throughout California.  To help tenants through this tough time, we are remaining open while practicing social distancing.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to our tenant rights lawyers at 415-504-2165 for help throughout the Bay Area.  Below, you will find a list […]

San Francisco Just Cause Eviction

11, Tuesday 2020

Eviction Protection Applies to Almost All Residential Units in San Francisco Newly constructed buildings (i.e. buildings built after 1979) are no longer exempt from the just-cause for eviction protections under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. As of January 22, 2020, most residential units now have eviction protection under the Ordinance, including anti-harassment protection, regardless of […]

San Rafael Rent Control

18, Wednesday 2019

The City of San Rafael’s Rental Housing Dispute Resolution ordinance and Cause Required for Eviction ordinance went into effect July 17, 2019.  This San Rafael rent control ordinance covers (1) how high a landlord can raise your rent; and (2) what a landlord can eviction you for.  The new ordinances are a tool for combating […]

Renting an Illegal Unit

01, Monday 2018

What is an illegal, unwarranted, non-conforming, or unpermitted unit? Illegal units are dwellings that do not have the required Certificate of Occupancy, which is a document that certifies that a residential building complies with all state and local building codes and is safe to live in. An illegal unit is also sometimes referred to as […]

Landlord Nuisance

03, Friday 2017

Nuisance Defined In a landlord-tenant context, a nuisance is the obstruction of the free use of rental property so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life. CIVIL CODE § 3479. This has been routinely applied to property owners who fail to maintain residential rental units. Stoiber v. Honeychuck, 101 Cal. App. 3d 903, […]

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