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What Tenants Need to Know When a Landlord is Selling their Building (Part Two)

When a landlord is selling the building you live in or has sold it to a new owner already, it creates a great deal of uncertainty, and tenants’ stress is understandable.  This month, part two in our two-part series addressing common issues that arise when tenants learn their landlord is selling or has recently sold their building. No Fault Evictions As I mentioned last month, your landlord cannot evict you simply because they are selling or have just bought the...

Bogus Owner Move-In Evictions: City Passes Reform to Curb Wrongful Evictions

The SF Rent Ordinance includes 16 “just causes” for eviction. One such just cause is the notorious owner or relative move-in eviction. Owner Move-in evictions, or “OMIs,” permit property owners to recover possession of a tenant-occupied unit for use as their primary place of residence – or a relative’s use where the landlord already lives in another unit in the building. This provision ostensibly exists to allow landlords who want to live in their own property to do so. However, recent...

Four Common Questions When Your Landlord is Selling Your Building (Part 1)

When a landlord sells a tenant occupied building it can have real consequences for the people that live there. But what are those consequences and what rights do tenants have? This month, we address four common questions that arise when tenants learn their landlord is selling or has recently sold their building. In order to provide a thorough overview, we’ll be devoting two articles to this topic. In Part 1, we look at open houses, estoppel agreements, changes to the lease agreement. Part...