rent control http://kalw.org en Airbnb to start paying hotel taxes in two west coast cities http://kalw.org/post/airbnb-start-paying-hotel-taxes-two-west-coast-cities <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:06:24 +0000 Charlotte Silver 41907 at http://kalw.org Airbnb to start paying hotel taxes in two west coast cities The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market http://kalw.org/post/new-gold-rush-how-tourist-rentals-are-affecting-san-francisco-s-housing-market <p></p><p>The sharing economy in San Francisco is humming. Companies like Airbnb have figured out how to make a lot of money by using existing housing stock to meet consumer demand, which in Airbnb’s case is coming from tourists. Fast Company magazine declared AirBnB will soon become “the world’s largest hotel chain –&nbsp;without owning a single hotel.”</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Ben Trefny & Charlotte Silver 41384 at http://kalw.org The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market In San Francisco, rent control gets personal http://kalw.org/post/san-francisco-rent-control-gets-personal <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rent control has been a way for cities to regulate their housing prices and evictions since World War One, in the wake of a big housing shortage in New York. But that doesn’t mean it’s common. In fact, only a handful of cities in the United States have rent control, like New York City, Los Angeles, a few cities in the Bay Area and San Francisco.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:29:28 +0000 Isabel Angell 40867 at http://kalw.org In San Francisco, rent control gets personal Tenancies-in-common: Darren Bridgett http://kalw.org/post/tenancies-common-darren-bridgett <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5b7bb9ea-0800-381c-c2be-ed8292d01c82"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>“My name is Darren Bridgett, and I live in a TIC with my wife and son in Cole Valley, and we’ve been here for I think five years now. Maybe close to six.</span></span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:20:43 +0000 Melanie Young 37371 at http://kalw.org Tenancies-in-common: Darren Bridgett Landlord/tenant laws and issues. http://kalw.org/post/landlordtenant-laws-and-issues-2 <p>Landlord/tenant laws and issues.<br><br>Guests:&nbsp; Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.<br><br>Listeners are invited to call-in with questions/comments for Chuck's guests: 415-841-4134.<br><br>Also, July 24 is KALW's monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night. From 7-8pm, while Your Legal Rights is on-the-air,&nbsp; call off-air with questions on any law topic the attorneys are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for private consultation.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:24:14 +0000 Chuck Finney 30595 at http://kalw.org