Justin Goodman Featured in February 2019 SPOSF Newsletter


The Small Property Owners of San Francisco institute featured Justin Goodman’s article on “How to determine if a tenant is just using his unit as his ‘place in the City’, and what to do about it”. San Francisco rent control protects “tenants in occupancy”, and landlords can use the “1.21 petition” (named for Rent Board Rules & Regulations section 1.21) to ask the Rent Board for a finding that tenant is really living somewhere else.

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