APPEAL COURT DENIES LANDLORD’S WRIT IN TENANCY DISPUTE!
APPEAL COURT DENIES LANDLORD’S WRIT IN TENANCY DISPUTE!
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APPEAL COURT DENIES LANDLORD’S WRIT IN TENANCY DISPUTE!

| May 30, 2020 | Firm News

When the owner of a single-family home rents bedrooms in the home to separate tenants, does the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (CostaHawkins, or the Act, Civil Code §1954.50 et seq.)1 exempt each of the tenants’ rooms from local rent control because the home is considered an exempt dwelling under the Act?

Jonathan Owens rented out bedrooms in his home to three unrelated individuals. He contends the City of Oakland’s Housing, Residential Rent and Relocation Board (the Rent Board) and the trial court erred when they determined the rented rooms are subject to Oakland’s rent control ordinance.

The California Court of Appeal agreed with the Rent Board and the court and affirm the trial court order denying Owens’s petition for writ of mandamus.

See Owens v. City of Oakland Housing, Residential Rent, and Relocation Board et al.

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