Author: Julia Wobbe

Hayward Rent Control

19, Saturday 2021

THE CITY OF HAYWARD’S RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND TENANT PROTECTION ORDINANCE The City of Hayward’s Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance, which went into effect July 25, 2019, caps annual rent increases to a certain small percentage and limits evictions to only those reasons enumerated under the law.  The ordinance also protects tenants from retaliation […]

Richmond Rent Control

16, Thursday 2018

The City of Richmond has a rent increase limitation ordinance (“Richmond Rent Control”), which caps the annual amount a landlord can increase rent, and a just cause eviction ordinance (“Richmond Eviction Control”), which protects tenants from eviction absent one of the enumerated just causes for eviction. RICHMOND, CAL., MUN. CODE. art. XI, § 11.100 et […]

Elder Care Facilities

08, Sunday 2015

TENANT RIGHTS IN ELDER RESIDENCE FACILITIES People who are elderly are often very vulnerable to abuse and neglect while residing in an elder residence facility. If you or a loved one is an elderly person suffering from abuse or neglect at the hands of an elder residence facility or its employees, you may be entitled […]

Elder Facility Evictions

08, Sunday 2015

A Skilled Nursing Facility or a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly may only evict a resident for a reason specifically described in the statutes regulating such facilities. If a resident is evicted for a reason that does not appear in a code, the resident may have an action for wrongful eviction.

Support Animals

02, Thursday 2014

It is unlawful for a landlord to unreasonably deny a disabled tenant a support, emotional support, or service animal or attempt to evict or refuse to rent to a disabled tenant with a support or service animal. A landlord is also prohibited from requiring pet rent or pet deposits for support or service animals. Under […]

Asbestos

02, Thursday 2010

Asbestos and the Warranty of Habitability Out of the many repair issues that can affect a tenant, one of the most dangerous is asbestos. Asbestos is a common building material found in older dwellings. It is found in ceilings, paint, insulation and a large number of other common products. When asbestos is airborne or friable, […]

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