In this installment:
  • Message from Daniel Bornstein.
  • In our latest article, we make the case against San Francisco's proposed rent registry.
  • After unauthorized occupants receive $2,500 in cash to vacate an Oakland property, our friends at the Mercury News asked us to chime in. We do so here.
  • For some additional background on the rights of squatters, you can get a refresher in our earlier blog.
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.

But as we told our friends at the Mercury News last week, there is a right way and a wrong way to ensure everyone has a place to call home. 

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. 
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We don't profess to have all the answers, but informed advice will give you peace of mind. Our goal is not to enlarge a landlord-tenant dispute, but to untangle the knot in the fastest and most efficient manner, taking into account time, risk, and attorneys' fees.