Sacramento Doubles Down on SB 9

In 2022, SB 9 took effect, imposing radical new requirements on local jurisdictions to approve new housing in single-family neighborhoods.  Although the results of SB 9 have been mixed (more […]

When an easement is granted, a property owner gives another person an interest in and right to use the land which is burdened by the easement.  Easements are often conveyed, […]

What happens when a tenant does not pay rent citing the financial impacts of the COVID pandemic?  Can such tenant rely on the force majeure provision in the lease to […]

There are relatively fewer new state laws affecting condominium homeowners associations (“HOAs”) in 2023 than in recent years. However, one particular bill was passed by the California State legislature that […]

Recently, Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Joel Engardio introduced an ordinance removing some of the Planning Code’s regulatory barriers to housing. A major implementing measure of San Francisco’s recent Housing […]

Last week, the Ninth Circuit struck down the City of Berkeley’s “Natural Gas Ban” in new construction regulations. The case, California Restaurant Association v. City of Berkeley, focused on whether […]