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Monthly Archives: January 2016

City of Richmond Repeals Ordinance Establishing a Rent Board and Just Cause Requirements For Evictions

On November 3, 2015, by a unanimous vote of the City Council (7-0), the City of Richmond repealed its rent control and just cause for eviction ordinance. (Ordinance Number 21-15) Consequently, the City of Richmond’s rent control and just cause for eviction ordinance has no force or effect, and the City…

January 26, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Holds That A Bankruptcy Filed By An Occupant of Real Property After Entry of An Unlawful Detainer Judgment and Issuance of a Writ of Possession Does Not Create An Automatic Stay With Respect To A Sheriff Lockout

In In Re Perl, the plaintiff filed a post-foreclosure unlawful detainer action. After the Superior Court entered a judgment in favor of the plaintiff for possession of the premises and issued of a writ of possession, an occupant filed bankruptcy. The plaintiff proceeded with a Sheriff lockout without obtaining an order for relief…

January 15, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

New California Law Reduces The Amount of Notice That A Victim of Domestic Violence Must Give A Landlord To Terminate a Tenancy

Effective as of January 1, 2016, California Assembly Bill 418 reduces the amount of notice that a tenant, who is a victim of domestic violence, is required to give a landlord to terminate a tenancy from 30 days to 14 days. This Bill is codified in Civil Code section 1946.7.…

January 11, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

Congratulations to Partner Earl R. Wallace For Achieving An AV Preeminent Rating From Martindale-Hubbell

Wallace, Richardson, Sontag & Le, LLP congratulates partner Earl R. Wallace on obtaining an AV Preeminent Rating From Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics. Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent rating is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level…

January 1, 2016 | Landlord-Tenant Law |