Rent control

Judge Rejects Corporate Landlords’ Attempt to Derail Rent Control

Richmond, CA—This morning the California Apartment Association moved to file a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against Measure L, the rent control and just cause for eviction ordinance that was passed by 64% of Richmond voters this November, and went into effect on December 30th, 2016. The City Attorney’s Office in Richmond mounted an effective defense against the TRO, and it was rejected at 10:30am this morning by Judge Raddick at the Martinez courthouse.

 

Mandy

I am disabled .I renting  a  room in the rooming house  .it's a  Living room converted into the bedroom  and living with   landlord and  many other tendency since May , 2009   the landlord was building extra rooms in her garage, & and kitchen,plus splits up the master bedroom into two  intended for many people to rent..without permits and breaking numerous city codes. we were have 10 people only  one bathroom to take shower . the house don't have  Air conditioner and heater  she even not allowed us  to use .I bought small portable heater.

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Giampaoli Law is the solo practice of Lisa Giampaoli, attorney at law. Giampaoli Law only represents tenants, NEVER landlords, in habitability issues, retaliation/harassment cases, and eviction defense. 

Oakland Progressive Campaigns Score Major Victories

“Now we have to work to overturn the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act at the state level in order to have truly effective renter protections,” Vann said.

In the race for the at-large City Council seat, Kaplan won with 53.25 of the vote, defeating challengers Peggy Moore (19.58 percent), Bruce Quan (16.67 percent), Matt Hummel (6.60 percent) and Nancy Sidebotham (3.73 percent).

City Gets to Work on New Rent Control Rules

Now that Measure V has passed, Mountain View officials are trying to figure out how to implement a citywide rent-control program, a complicated endeavor that could require creating a new branch of staff at City Hall. Mayor Pat Showalter is reportedly calling for a special meeting to consider an urgency ordinance to prevent a potential backlash of evictions before rent control takes effect, by enacting just-cause protections for tenants.

What's Ahead for Rent Control after Mixed Election Results

A major test of rent control as a way to solve the Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis met mixed results at the polls last week.

Initiatives to establish formal rent-control programs appear to be on track to pass in Mountain View and Richmond but failed in San Mateo, Burlingame and Alameda. All were placed on the ballot by citizens who collected enough signatures.

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