Multiple Tiers of Rent and Eviction Control:
Conflicts exist between the Statewide Measure and the San Francisco rent and eviction ordinance creating multiple tiers of rent/eviction controls. For example, there is a 15-year "rolling" exemption under the State law that exempts new construction built both (a) after June 13, 1979 and (b) with an original certificate of occupancy that was issued within 15 years before the date of rental. Thus, if the original certificate of occupancy was issued on July 31, 2006 it would be exempt from the new State law to and including July 30, 2021, if issued July 31, 2007, until July 30, 2022, etc. Determining how these laws affect any individual residential rental property is complex and should only be handled by a qualified San Francisco landlord-tenant attorney.
Due to the complexity of the new state laws and their impact on the existing and ever-changing local rules, interested parties are cautioned to seek the advice and counsel of a qualified local landlord-tenant attorney. Real estate agents cannot and will not give legal or tax advice.