Legal Q&A – Tenant Refuses to Renew Lease

Does a Non-Renewal of a Lease Allow a Property Owner to Evict in Oakland? - Written by Steve Williams - Posted Jan 30, 2015

Legal Q&A – Tenant Refuses to Renew Lease

  Q: Is it true that a tenant’s refusal to renew a written rental agreement in Oakland is just cause for eviction? If so, how does that work? A: Yes. Here’s how it works: (1) You must first request or demand your tenant to execute a written renewal of the rental agreement. Your request or demand must be in writing. (2) The length of the renewal term must be the same as the previous term. So, for instance, if the previous rental agreement term was one year, then the renewal term must also be one year. (3) The provisions of the renewal...

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Serving the Urban Commuter

As More East Bay Residents Opt to Use Bicycles to Get Around, Bike Parking has Become a Key Amenity - Written by Glenda Barnhart - Posted Jan 5, 2015

Serving the Urban Commuter

Oakland, like many major metropolitan areas, is a commuter town and is becoming more of a bike commuter city every day. With improvements in our local economy, we are seeing more street repaving, the addition of designated bike lanes and major bike infrastructure installations with the city’s Complete Streets Program. BART no longer has a ban on bikes during commute hours and many AC Transit buses are equipped with bike racks. The passage of Measure BB ensures an additional $1 billion over the next 30 years to fund more bike and pedestrian...

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New Laws for 2015

New Laws for 2015 - An Overview - Written by Ron Kingston - Posted Jan 1, 2015

New Laws for 2015

Of the 130 bills EBRHA and CalPCG tracked, 73 were considered “Tier One” top priority bills because of their potential to seriously hurt the interests of rental property owners. These Tier One bills included bills like the “Ellis Act” bills, which sought to limit the right of rental property owners to go out of business, and AB 2561, the “Food Crop” bill by Assembly Member Bradford, which would have given tenants unprecedented rights to grow potted food plants without regard to damage to the property. Bills other than Tier One are considered...

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