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Changes in Oakland Rent Ordinance for 2018

The City of Oakland has been active of late in updating their laws for tenants. Here is a brief rundown on some of the changes to keep you in the loop Uniform Relocation Ordinance In January of this year (2018) Oakland passed the Uniform Relocation Ordinance, which provides for mandatory relocation payments to displaced tenants facing Ellis Act, Owner Move-In Evictions, and condo conversions. Except for temporary code compliance displacements, which requires the payment of actual temporary housing expenses,...

Preparing to Sue Your Landlord

Thinking about suing your landlord? If you find yourself in a position where you are considering bringing a lawsuit against your landlord. Because the remedies available to tenants vary depending on the city you live in, be sure to consult with an attorney to find out more about how these tips apply to your situation. 1. When Can I Bring A Lawsuit? In California, your landlord has a duty to provide you with a safe place to live...