As we are just a few weeks from Election Day, we focused this month’s blog on Proposition 10, explaining why all California tenants should vote YES.
We are also pleased to announce two recent additions to our team: Associate E. Susie Mendoza and New Client Intake Coordinator Nathaniel W. Parsons. Formerly a Law Clerk at Tenant Law Group, Susie helps tenants who have been subjected to illegal landlord behavior recover money damages. She earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. As Tenant Law Group’s New Client Intake Coordinator, Nathaniel (Nathan) conducts all prospective new client intakes, ensuring everyone who contacts Tenant Law Group is better off for their efforts. Please join us in welcoming Susie and Nathan to our team.
As always, we thank you for your continued support of Tenant Law Group. Please remember to vote on November 6!
Eric L. Toscano
CEO & Managing Attorney
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WHY ALL CALIFORNIA TENANTS SHOULD VOTE YES ON PROP 10
Fifteen cities across California have some form of rent control. But in each of these cities, rent control is limited in scope. In Los Angeles, the program is confined to apartment buildings constructed prior to October 1978. Similarly, rent control in San Francisco is limited to units in existence as of June 13, 1979–the date the Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance (commonly known as the San Francisco Rent Ordinance) went into effect.
Statewide rent control laws were effectively frozen twenty-eight years ago when the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act was passed, eliminating rent control for single family homes, condominiums, and other separately alienable units; allowing California landlords to charge market rate after a tenant vacates a rent-controlled unit; and prohibiting city governments from applying rent control to units in buildings constructed after February 1, 1995...
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