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Get the latest news and updates on California laws through our landlord-tenant and real estate law blog curated by experienced San Francisco real estate attorneys.

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California Legislature Embraces New Rent Control Measures

The shortage of affordable housing, especially for low-income families, is one of California’s most pressing issues. As a result, the state legislature co...

California Emergencies: How Anti-Price Gouging Impacts Landlords and Tenants

As drought conditions persist in California, so does the threat of devastating wildfires. When the state or local government declares an emergency, California&r...

What Landlord Conduct is Considered Retaliatory?

Retaliatory Landlord Conduct In an ideal world, everyone just gets along. Alas, in our world, some people become spiteful when things don't go their way. There ...

San Francisco Evictions: New Changes Impact Landlords and Tenants

California's AB 2179 and an amendment to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance means new changes for San Francisco evictions. While the California state rent relief ...

Landlord's Right To Enter Rental Property In California

A typical landlord-tenant conflict is landlords' rights to enter rental property vs. tenant privacy rights. To avoid problems, it is essential to have fair (and...

14 Landlord Disclosures Required For Residential Leases

California law requires specific landlord disclosures within every lease agreement. Some landlord disclosures are necessary only if they are relevant to the pro...

What to do if you're facing rental eviction?

You wake up one morning to find an eviction notice from your landlord waiting for you. You have been evicted and will have to leave the premises in 3 weeks. Thi...

Security Deposits in California

Whether you're a residential landlord or a tenant, it's important to have a basic understanding of how to handle security deposits in California so that you avo...

California Tenant Attorneys Help Tenants Deal with Suits for Pandemic Rental Debt

In a time when the spread of a potential pandemic has all eyes on California, a phenomenon has risen: a wave of suits for pandemic rental debt. Many tenants in ...

End of the Statewide Eviction Ban: What’s Next for Landlords & Tenants?

The California State Assembly did not extend the statewide eviction moratorium. With the end of the statewide eviction ban, federal rent assistance funds are ch...

Do Renters Have the Right to Break a Lease in California?

Unless a tenant has legal grounds to break an unexpired fixed-term lease, the tenant would normally be liable for substantial damages. Depending on the language...

Real Estate Purchase Deposits: 7 Common Buyer/Seller Questions

If you've ever bought a house, you might be familiar with real estate purchase deposits. But, you may not be familiar with the important details about how they ...
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