Author: Joseph Tobener

City Of Long Beach Just Cause Termination Of Tenancies Ordinance and Tenant Harrassment Ordinance

15, Tuesday 2022

The City of Long Beach has enacted a Just Cause Termination Ordinance that prohibits eviction of a tenant unless the landlord has a reason listed under the law to do so. Long Beach renters should be aware that the new City ordinance essentially mirrors the eviction protections of the state’s Tenant Protection Act of 2019. […]

The Hill – where leaks, roaches and rats take months to abate

24, Monday 2022

If you start at the Bayview District’s Third Street and follow the gentle slope up Newcomb Avenue, you’ll wind up on what residents colloquially call “The Hill.” Up on The Hill are four subsidized, garden-style apartment complexes comprising some 600 units. In them live families, seniors, and kids who light fireworks and draw with chalk […]

Review: The effects of poor housing conditions on cognitive development and learning

11, Tuesday 2022

Prepared by Gabriel L. Schwartz, PhD, for Tobener Ravenscroft LLP Overview            Housing and cognitive development are intimately linked, particularly during childhood and adolescence. This includes poor housing conditions, such as crowding, pest or mold infestations, physical dilapidation, inadequate heat or water, and toxic exposures such as lead or gas leaks. Broadly, children build cognitive skills […]

City Of Concord Residential Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

09, Tuesday 2022

In response to the increased attempts by some landlords to force tenants to vacate their homes through persistent aggressive, abusive, and intimidating means, Concord’s City Council recently passed the Residential Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance.  The law went into effect July 28, 2022.  To find out if you are protected under the new law, what constitutes harassment […]

Master Tenants are the Real Landlords of S.F.

22, Wednesday 2022

Having a ‘master tenant’ may be the only affordable way to rent in SF. It also comes with a lot of risk. Tenant Rights Law Firm, Tobener Ravenscroft LLP quoted in SFGate Read the full article about master tenants on SFGate

Culver City Rent Control And Tenant Protections

22, Wednesday 2022

The Culver City Rent Control Ordinance And Tenant Protections Ordinance: On October 30, 2020, the Culver City Rent Control Ordinance, which regulates how much a landlord can increase a tenant’s rent, and the Tenant Protections Ordinance, which prohibits evictions unless the landlord has a just-cause reason, went into effect.  The Tenant Protection Ordinance also prohibits […]

Meet Outstanding Graduate Emma Hyndman

10, Friday 2022

Emma Hyndman, ’22 UC Hastings Law Graduate, plans to work as a human rights lawyer helping those most in need of legal assistance. Emma did housing rights work for our firm which is Hastings alumni-founded. Read about Emma on the UC Hastings website

City Of Richmond Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

24, Monday 2022

Know your rights as a tenant in the City of Richmond, California. Richmond has an Anti-Harassment ordinance and a Rent Control Ordinance.

Rent Control: City Of West Hollywood Rent Stabilization Ordinance

25, Thursday 2021

The City of West Hollywood’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance caps annual rent increases to a certain small percentage and limits evictions.

California's Eviction Ban Has Ended

02, Saturday 2021

California’s eviction moratorium has expired, allowing landlords to file evictions against tenants who fail to pay rent, despite the ongoing pandemic and other economic hardships. Tenant attorneys fear there will be a deluge of evictions if landlords and tenants don’t know their rights or seek out assistance. Read the full article on Fox KTVU

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