A package of new state laws was designed to create a backyard building boom, but even as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or in-law units, have been sprouting up in the region, San Francisco owners face maddening regulations in legalizing existing structures that are illegal.
tells a local media outlet
that dozens of landlords have elected to give up on their rental business, rather than undergoing the aggravation and expense of bringing units up to compliance.
Interviewed by an ABC affiliate
, he also expressed concern over a rising movement to withhold rent unless buildings are sold to third party non-profits. Constructive tenant advocacy, we feel, should not morph into a heavy-handed extortion plot.
This movement is emboldened by the attention Moms 4 Housing has garnered over the affordable housing dearth, but
Daniel told the East Bay Times
that measures that give certain organizations preferential treatment in the purchase of multi-unit properties up for sale are no substitute for making hard public policy decisions.
Also on our radar are statewide rent and eviction controls. Our March webinar is fast approaching and so
we invite you to register
if you haven't already done so.
Finally, if you don't want to watch the video, you can read the book in our
updated guide on legislation
that is still shrouded in mystery to many in the landlording community.
Dedicated to the advocacy of our clientele,
~ The landlord allies at Bornstein Law