We hope that our valued clients, colleagues, and referral partners had a blessed holiday.
Already subjected to the most onerous and complicated regulations anywhere, San Francisco landlords may soon be compelled to peel open their books and share reams of information about their business with the City as part of a proposed rent registry that is gaining traction in city hall. We make our case against rent registries in our latest article.
As we enter the holiday season, we are acutely aware of the hardships many families face throughout the Bay Area and we have been encouraged by the creative solution of pairing vacant properties with nonprofits dedicated to affordable housing, an initiative inspired by the Moms 4 Housing movement.
We use this as a springboard to revisit squatters’ rights, a subject we talked about in an earlier blog.
Clearly, since it was originally published and with widespread malaise, there is less and less deference given to the rights of owners.
Thank you for your continued engagement in these most difficult of times, and let’s think smartly and strategically about your real estate endeavors through informed counsel.