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Rent Control

Although there is a statewide rent control in California, rent control is also specific to certain cities. Berkeley, East Palo alto, Emeryville, Hayward, Mountain View, Oakland, Palm Springs, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, Union city to name a few. Navigating rent control can be very difficult. There are so many questions people have and so many more they don’t even think to ask.

It can be daunting to consider purchasing a home with tenants or buying a multi-unit property. I’m sure you’ve heard the terms: move-in eviction, Ellis Act, construction eviction, tenants’ rights. But what do they mean? and how do they affect you as a buyer and/or a seller?

Is there a statewide rent cap?

What is California rent control?

Can I increase my tenant's rent this year? And by how much?

What is a protected tenant?

I want to buy/sell a house that has tenants can I do that? is it worth my time? What if I want to move in?

Can I remodel with tenants living there?

Can you evict during Covid?

We will guide you through the process and make sure that you are protected through the transaction.

There are many resources online to help on this topic but with our many years of experience in the San Francisco area, we can guide you in the right direction to get all your questions answered. We have resources and can refer you to the right lawyers or professionals.

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