Resources

San Francisco Rent Board

www.sfrb.org
The official website of the Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board. This website details San Francisco law governing rent increases, evictions, security deposits, illegal units, heat requirements, landlord’s accessing a tenant’s unit, noise problems, etc. Be careful, though—rent control does not apply to all units. Some properties are exempt from rent control.

Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute

www.smallprop.org
SPOSF is dedicated to providing owners of small rental properties in San Francisco with the tools and information necessary to conduct business successfully in San Francisco. Membership dues are required for access to all of this organization’s resources, which include a monthly newsletter, property management forms, seminars, and meetings.

San Francisco Apartment Association

www.sfaa.org
SFAA is dedicated to keeping San Francisco apartment owners informed about how to manage their properties. Membership dues are required for access to all of this organization’s resources, which include a monthly magazine, tenant screening, property management forms, and advice from experts.

California Codes

www.leginfo.ca.gov
California law is divided into 29 codes. This website provides the online version of all such codes.

San Francisco Codes

www.amlegal.com
Online version of the Building Inspection Commission Codes contains the Building, Electrical, Housing, Mechanical, and Plumbing Codes for the City and County of San Francisco.

San Francisco Superior Court

www.sfsuperiorcourt.org
The San Francisco Superior Court website is one of the more state-of-the-art websites that allows the public to check the status of a case, look at certain filings, obtain forms, and view publications, among other things.

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute

www.law.cornell.edu
An excellent resource in all areas of the law organized into clear categories.