Post by High Priestess on Oct 25, 2019 2:19:33 GMT
If you thought the city of San Francisco could not possibly get more controlling about property owners' rental business in San Francisco -- guess again.
SF was not the only city which prohibited property owners or master tenants from doing STRs if they didn't live in the unit. But passing that law wasn't restrictive enough, apparently. Because many owners respected the STR law and started doing rentals over 30 days in length. Now, SF wants to prohibit owners from doing even that, as they are enraged that owners have found a way to avoid the risk of renting to someone who intends to stay there for the rest of their life.
You see, it seems that SF is not happy until it can imprison you in a lifelong relationship with a tenant, preferably one you dont' want and have done all you can to strenuously avoid.
So they are trying to impose a new law which would require owners to rent only to "tenants".
If approved, the legislation would go into effect Feb. 1, 2020. Renting units for "non-tenant" purposes would thereby be prohibited.
What they in rather idiotic, tone-deaf manner fail to realize, is that anyone renting for 30 days or more, is ipso facto, bingo, on that basis alone, most definitely a "tenant."
So in essence they are trying to invent and impose on owners a new definition of tenant, one that is much more narrow than the standard definition of tenant which applies throughout the state and in fact across the nation.
Good luck on that. I predict there will be legal challenges to this nonsense.