Bornstein Law is grateful for the brisk participation in our last webinar on statewide rent caps and eviction controls. Since this engendered many questions, we will be hosting another webinar that delves deeper into California’s newly minted rules on rent control and "just cause" reasons to evict. We invite you to
register for the online event
We are also following the untidy implementation of San Francisco’s Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (COPA), an ordinance that affords qualified non-profits the first opportunity to purchase multi-unit properties and the subsequent right to match offers from private buyers.
The law is always cleaner on the page than it is in real life, and after a Goliath landlord attempts to sell a substantial number of rental properties, some donut holes in the ordinance have been exposed. We give you a 360-degree view in
our latest update on COPA
Advancing non-profits to the front of the line is a scheme that may soon be exported to Oakland, Berkeley and East Palo Alto.
In this East Bay Times article
we said that these public policies add new layers of confusion and hurdles that serve to push aspiring first-time homeowners and others to the back of the line.
In what has been a delicate subject for many, HUD has promulgated new guidance for the rental housing industry regarding emotional support animals. The agency has attempted to assuage the concerns of housing providers while enforcing the need for reasonable accommodations to residents whose legitimate disability demands an animal to comfort them.
HUD's reconciliation of the two interests is the topic of our
Thank you for your continued engagement, and we look forward to providing informed advice to help you avoid potential minefields in a fluid legal landscape.