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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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Landlord Liability Insurance: Is there protection against claims?

In landlord-tenant disputes, landlord liability insurance can protect rental property owners from personal financial exposure for tenant claims. As Bay Area and...

California Rent Relief: Newsom Aims for 100 Percent Compensation

The California Rent Relief package in response to COVID-19 may expand to include 100 percent compensation for unpaid rent owed. Governor Newsom has proposed to ...

ADA Service Dog Credentials: What Qualifies As A Service Animal

Does the ADA require service dog credentials? When it comes to ADA service dog credentials, both landlords and tenants have a lot of questions. Plus, there are ...

Ellis Act Evictions: Critical Ways California Eviction Laws Could Change

Ellis Act Evictions Under Scrutiny A bill targeting Ellis Act evictions has died — for now. AB-854 is known as “The Stay in Business Forever Act.&rd...

Eviction Ban Extended: Facts For Landlords/Tenants [2021]

How federal and state eviction moratoriums apply in San Francisco The CDC has extended the federal eviction ban until June 30, 2021, offering more relief for st...

California State Rent Registry: 5 Important Facts [2021]

What's happening with California rent control laws. The “Public Landlord-Tenant Registry” bill (AB-1188) establishes a California state rent registr...

Don’t get sued for denying Section 8 applicants

Understanding the perspectives of both landlord and tenant is essential while practicing landlord-tenant law in San Francisco. Lately, many different housing di...

Lawsuits Based on Section 8 Denials on the Rise

Enterprising attorneys are bringing lawsuits against landlords in San Francisco for discrimination based on Section 8 vouchers. A single tenant may uncover doze...

Owner Move-In MAY proceed with trustee owners

In 2019, Rimma Boshernitsan and Mark Vinokur filed an unlawful detainer action. This action intended to evict tenants Belvia Bach and her four children. This ac...

Applying for COVID-19 Rental Debt Assistance

According to census data from 2019, approximately 45% of households are renting. That’s an extremely high number of landlords to manage these properties, ...

SF Commercial Eviction Moratorium: What it means for your business

It has been over a year since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic that has taken over our lives and seemingly the entire world. As several vaccines have b...

Buy-Out Policy

The Real Estate Attorneys of Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. quite literally wrote the book on landlord-tenant law in San Francisco. Steven Adair Ma...
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