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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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SB 91

California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act Extended On January 28, 2021 the California Legislature passed SB 91. This bill intends to compensate tenants and ...

Federal Eviction Moratorium

According to this February 2nd declaration, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky determined that the eviction of tenants could contribute to the spread of COVID-1...

Squatter's Rights

California is the single most populated state in the country. Because of this, many people tend to take residency in places that technically do not belong to th...

San Francisco Extends the Eviction Moratorium

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation extending the current eviction moratorium on residential evictions in San Francisco until Ma...

Tenants in Occupancy, But Nobody Home

We all know that San Francisco rent control laws limit rent increases on tenants in occupancy of most residential rental units in our city, and that landlords a...

California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act Extended

Just before midnight on August 31st, Governor Newsom signed AB 3088 into law. Effective minutes later, on September 1, 2020, this act protects residential tenan...

Courts Resume Evictions and Foreclosures

The California Judicial Council has now decided that its temporary statewide eviction moratorium expires after midnight on September 1st. Courts resume evi...

Nasty Neighbor / Rowdy Roommate? You May Have Just Cause Under the Nuisance Theory

For a lot of us, sheltering in place and working from home has given new perspectives on those we live closest to: our housemates and neighbors. Quarantine seem...

Rent Reduction: Temporary or Permanent?

San Francisco is known for having the highest rents in the country. While that's probably still true, the impacts of the pandemic are causing landlords and tena...

All Our Attorneys at Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. Recognized as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2020.

We are proud to announce that all of our partners and associates were selected for inclusion on the Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for ...

San Francisco Permanently Bans Evictions for Unpaid Rent Due to COVID-19

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors passed a new law prohibiting landlords from evicting residential tenants for unpaid rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Time is Running Out - AB 1482 Exempt Property Disclosure Deadlines Approaching

AB 1482 ("the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019") is a state law that went into effect on January 1, 2020. It requires landlords to have "just cause" to ...
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