Roommate Rent Control

April 24, 2015

Your landlord may not be able to increase your rent just because your roommate is moving out. Under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, a roommate that moves into an existing tenancy sometimes is entitled to keep the rent level inherited from the original occupants. A state law known as Costa Hawkins has made it more […] Read More

Student Housing

August 30, 2010

Rights in Student Housing Rent Control Statutes Exclude Dormitories Typically, rent control ordinances do not cover on-campus, university housing.  For example, the San Francisco Rent Ordinance states that the term “rental units” does not include dorms owned by colleges and universities.  San Francisco Administrative Code § 37.2(a)(3).  Similarly, the City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization and […] Read More