Evictions. Legal news and articles for April 27 - 30, 2017

BC renters form new union to protect against evictionsLA Rent-Control Evictions Have Doubled Since 2013Will Measure S stop rent-control evictions?SF supes propose law targeting fraudulent evictionsInvestigative Unit Reporting Spurs Government Hearing on Fraudulent EvictionsInvestigative Unit Reporting Spurs Government Hearing on Fraudulent EvictionsSunday Event Tackles Rising Rents, Evictions Without CauseTwenty Years of Eviction Notice History in San FranciscoWild Off-Campus Stripper Party Leads to Student Evictions, Security Guard FiredIdentity thief helps felons, people with prior evictions secure apartment leases, investigators sayUganda: Mubende Residents Sue Buganda Prince Over Land EvictionsZimbabwe: Leonard Cheshire Evictions - Complacency, DishonestyHow to prevent fraudulent owner move-in evictions'Outrageous' party with strippers takes over GT student-living complexSome social sector evictions 'unavoidable' due to political and economic climate

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Evictions could force out 10000 Syrian refugees from Lebanon's Bekaa valley - UN
Thomson Reuters FoundationApril 10, 2017

BEIRUT, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lebanon's army has ordered evictions that could threaten the homes of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday. The U.N. agency said the ...more »

Smart City-related evictions in India brutal: Patkar
Daily News & AnalysisApril 19, 2017

Social activist Medha Patkar has said the Smart City-related evictions in India were "brutal" and alleged that the demolition of the habitats in the name of development was undermining the very existence of people living there. "In India there are ...more »

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BC renters form new union to protect against evictions
The Globe and MailApril 30, 2017

The city's increasingly stressed renters have come together to form a new tenants' lobby group aimed at fighting for more protections from eviction and for more housing. The Vancouver Tenants Union attracted about 250 people to its founding meeting ...more »

LA Rent-Control Evictions Have Doubled Since 2013
Curbed LAApril 29, 2017

Mass rent-control evictions are rising quickly, according to a new report from the LA Times, and the effect on Los Angeles's affordable housing shortage might be even larger than the data suggests. The investigation by the Times revealed that 1,137 ...more »

Will Measure S stop rent-control evictions?
Curbed LAApril 29, 2017

Backers of the controversial Measure S ballot initiative have long held that the measure, which seeks to curb Los Angeles development, will help to prevent landlords from evicting tenants from rent-controlled units. But a Los Angeles Times examination ...more »

SF supes propose law targeting fraudulent evictions
SFBayApril 29, 2017

San Francisco lawmakers heard from the public and other city and county officials at a meeting Friday about the growing number of fraudulent owner move-in evictions, which have been hard to prosecute. As many as 25 percent of owner move-in evictions ...more »

Investigative Unit Reporting Spurs Government Hearing on Fraudulent Evictions
NBC Bay AreaApril 29, 2017

NBC Bay Area highlighted one such case earlier this year, when an administrative law judge recommended the district attorney's office file criminal charges against a landlord after his tenant filed a wrongful eviction complaint with the Rent Board ...more »

Investigative Unit Reporting Spurs Government Hearing on Fraudulent Evictions
NBC Bay AreaApril 29, 2017

Frustration boiled over at San Francisco City Hall Friday as renters and housing advocates lined up to share horror stories about potentially fraudulent evictions at a public hearing called by Supervisor Jane Kim. “We need to catch these bad actors ...more »

Sunday Event Tackles Rising Rents, Evictions Without Cause
KLCC FM Public RadioApril 28, 2017

Sunday Event Tackles Rising Rents, Evictions Without Cause. By Brian Bull • 5 hours ago. TweetShareGoogle+Email. Concerns over rising rents and no-cause evictions will be shared among lawmakers and community advocate groups this Sunday in ...more »

Twenty Years of Eviction Notice History in San Francisco
SocketSiteApril 28, 2017

An aggregation of the Rent Board's last twenty years of annual reporting, from March of 1997 to February 2017, provides a broader perspective with respect to eviction notice trends in San Francisco. While notices specifically related to Owner Move-In ...more »

Wild Off-Campus Stripper Party Leads to Student Evictions, Security Guard Fired
LawNewzApril 28, 2017

A wild party at an off-campus housing community near Georgia Tech University has resulted in evictions and new security measures. Residents of the Square on 5th apartment complex in midtown Atlanta brought strippers to their building's 25-floor ...more »

Identity thief helps felons, people with prior evictions secure apartment leases, investigators say
CW39April 28, 2017

According to investigators with the Hi-Tech Crimes Unit, Charles Anthony Christmas advertised on social media and the Internet that he could help felons and people with prior evictions secure a rental agreement for fees ranging from $300 to $700 ...more »

Uganda: Mubende Residents Sue Buganda Prince Over Land Evictions
AllAfrica.comApril 28, 2017

Residents of eight villages in the central district of Mubende have sued a Buganda prince and a Chinese company for alleged torture, as well as evicting them from their land, and paying them peanuts as compensation. Henry Kalemeera Kimera, who claims ...more »

Zimbabwe: Leonard Cheshire Evictions - Complacency, Dishonesty
AllAfrica.comApril 28, 2017

The evicted group of people living with disabilities has selected Lewis Garaba to be their voice in the fight they feel they are being treated unfairly. "The sheriff came and evicted us on March 10, the day immediately after the rate of excursion was ...more »

How to prevent fraudulent owner move-in evictions
48 Hills (blog)April 28, 2017

The San Francisco supes start discussing fraudulent owner-move-in evictions Friday, and local tenant groups are asking that both of the bills coming to the committee be amended to include more effective protections for renters. Sup. Mark Farrell has an ...more »

'Outrageous' party with strippers takes over GT student-living complex
WSB AtlantaApril 27, 2017

ATLANTA - An unauthorized party involving strippers at an off-campus Georgia Tech student living community led to the eviction of two students and the firing of one security guard, property management said. Non-students and strippers were seen on ...more »

Some social sector evictions 'unavoidable' due to political and economic climate
Scottish Housing NewsApril 27, 2017

Responding to Shelter Scotland's report on social sector evictions, which revealed a 24% increase in evictions across Scotland's social rented sector in the last two years, GWSF said that whilst any eviction action is regrettable, it is worthy of note ...more »

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