No More Development in the Mission?

The Bay Area is still in the midst of a Housing Crisis. This is a topic that we have covered extensively on this blog, with many articles being written about potential new development policies, on new state policies, on homelessness, and other potential reforms. However, there is one measure that recently qualified for the San […]

Dealing with Gotcha Evictions in SF

As the housing crisis in San Francisco continues largely unabated so do many of the horror stories of tenants being evicted. We have covered this issue before when discussing the spike in Ellis Act evictions┬álast year, which is a California law that allows property owners to forcibly evict tenets, even in a rent controlled property, […]

Airbnbs in SF: The Saga Moves to the Ballot

Airbnbs in SF: The Saga Moves to the Ballot

Things have been heating up in San Francisco with regards to short term rentals. Part of the new “sharing economy,” sites like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) have been in use for years now and have allowed residents to rent out either a room or an entire unit to short term renters (usually […]

Regulating Airbnb and Other Shared Rentals

Regulating Airbnb and Other Shared Rentals

San Francisco is on the cusp of adopting a series of new laws aimed at curtailing the use of short term rental web sites like Air Bnb. These sites allow residents to host guests at their property on a short term basis in exchange for money, much like a traditional bed and breakfast. Hosts and […]