Author: Michael S. Dorsi
San Francisco’s Rent Ordinance rules concerning housing do not apply to single family homes, right? Wrong.
San Francisco has both eviction controls and rent controls. California’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Civil Code § 1954.50 et seq.) exempts single family homes (and other separately alienable dwellings) from local government’s rules that limit rent increases. The San Francisco Rent Ordinance reflects this rule, exempting single family homes from the limits on rent increases. As a result, landlords renting out single family homes can raise the rent beyond the increases permitted by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance.
However, the San Francisco Rent Ordinance also has specific rules for owner move-in evictions. Single family homes are governed, generally, by eviction controls.
Single family homes in San Francisco . . .