Bornstein & Bornstein Law Offices http://bornsteinlawyers.com Serving Bay Area Since 1993! Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:16:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SF Planning – Short-Term Residential Rental Applications on Feb. 2nd, 2015 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/sf-planning-short-term-residential-rental-applications-on-feb-2nd-2015/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/sf-planning-short-term-residential-rental-applications-on-feb-2nd-2015/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:59:03 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11361 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – With new legislation soon taking effect allowing qualified residents to legally rent their units through the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry, the Planning Department is encouraging the public to be well informed of the requirements before submitting an application to do so. Source: www.sf-planning.org Beginning February 2nd, eligible property owners and tenants […]

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Airbnb hosts must appear in person to comply with new SF law http://bornsteinlawyers.com/airbnb-hosts-must-appear-in-person-to-comply-with-new-sf-law/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/airbnb-hosts-must-appear-in-person-to-comply-with-new-sf-law/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:53:52 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11351 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

San Francisco’s new law regulating Airbnb will require hosts who use the vacation rental service to register with the Planning Department in the least tech-enabled way — in person. The law, which takes effect Feb. 1, sets limits on people renting space to temporary visitors for less than 30 days, a practice that the city […]

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What $4,900/Month Rents You in San Francisco http://bornsteinlawyers.com/what-4900month-rents-you-in-san-francisco/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/what-4900month-rents-you-in-san-francisco/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:18:06 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11348 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man’s studio another man’s townhouse? Let’s… Source: sf.curbed.com “For $4,900/month, this two-bedroom in Forest Knolls features some spectacular views and offers a generous 1,765 square feet of space.”

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What you can get for $3,400 San Francisco and Oakland http://bornsteinlawyers.com/what-you-can-get-for-3400-san-francisco-and-oakland/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/what-you-can-get-for-3400-san-francisco-and-oakland/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:02:46 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11331 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

San Francisco recently made news by increasing rents 13.7% citywide in 2014, according to a survey from listing site Zumper.com, thus making its $3,350 median rent for a one-bedroom apartment the highest in the nation. But Oakland actually increased its rents by nearly 20% by the end of 2014, ac Source: blog.sfgate.com “But how long […]

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S.F. bill seeks to ensure a third of new housing is affordable http://bornsteinlawyers.com/s-f-bill-seeks-to-ensure-a-third-of-new-housing-is-affordable/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/s-f-bill-seeks-to-ensure-a-third-of-new-housing-is-affordable/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:39:31 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11322 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

San Francisco will monitor how much new housing development will be market rate and how much is in reach of low-income residents — and aim to make one-third of new construction affordable — under legislation introduced by Supervisor Jane Kim Tuesday. The proposal is the compromise outcome of a bitter debate last summer between Kim […]

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Last-Minute Change For SF’s Olympic Bid: Oakland? http://bornsteinlawyers.com/last-minute-change-for-sfs-olympic-bid-oakland/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/last-minute-change-for-sfs-olympic-bid-oakland/#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:47:09 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11319 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

With the U.S. Olympic Committee just hours away from an expected announcement as to which U.S. city they will back in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, and the San Francisco organizing committee likely feeling a little heat, San Francisco is now pitching the idea of building a new Olympic-sized stadium for the […]

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Know Your Housing Rights- Tenant Protection Ordinance Oakland http://bornsteinlawyers.com/know-your-housing-rights-tenant-protection-ordinance-oakland/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/know-your-housing-rights-tenant-protection-ordinance-oakland/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:35:04 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11316 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

Alex Case has lived in his current home for eight years. When his two former roommates moved out, his landlord took the vacancy as an opportunity to tear his house apart to rent it as separate units at a profit. She ordered him to get rid of furniture, boarded up the living and dining rooms […]

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Oakland – When Eviction is Legal and When It Isn’t! http://bornsteinlawyers.com/oakland-when-eviction-is-legal-and-when-it-isnt/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/oakland-when-eviction-is-legal-and-when-it-isnt/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:04:24 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11313 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

If you live in Oakland, you probably know someone who has faced or is facing eviction, legally or not. That’s because in the last fiscal year alone, 10,910 eviction cases were filed through the City of Oakland, according to Connie Taylor of Oakland’s Rent Adjustment Section. To put some perspective on it, that’s 2.6 percent […]

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SF Anti-Speculation Tax may Pass in 2015! http://bornsteinlawyers.com/sf-anti-speculation-tax-may-pass-in-2015/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/sf-anti-speculation-tax-may-pass-in-2015/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 02:45:08 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11310 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

Readers will recall that after a massive campaign of opposition by real estate interests, including the San Francisco Apartment Association, San Francisco voters last month rejected a ballot measure that would have imposed an additional transfer tax on the sale of existing residential properties of 2 units to 30 units within 5 years of purchase. […]

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What happened to San Francisco’s housing evictions? http://bornsteinlawyers.com/what-happened-to-san-franciscos-housing-evictions/ http://bornsteinlawyers.com/what-happened-to-san-franciscos-housing-evictions/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:15:05 +0000 http://bornsteinlawyers.com/?p=11298 ©The Law Offices of Bornstein & Bornstein 2014 - www.bornsteinlawyers.com

OP-ED – There’s no bigger punching bag in the debate over San Francisco’s super heated housing market than the Ellis Act, a state law that allows property owners to evict tenants to pave the way for a sale.Housing activists, who hate the law, regularly cite examples involving the elderly, families or long time tenants getting the boot. Landlords respond by […]

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