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Blog Archives: August 2016

Condo Market Trends

August 12, 2016

San Francisco Boosts Housing Inventory by Authorizing Infill "In-Law" Units Across the City For the First Time

August 12, 2016
Source: HansonBridgett, August 09, 2016 In late July, the Board of Supervisors expanded authorization for in-law units known as Accessory Dwelling Units ("ADU's"), allowing ADU's to be built on all lots in the City that allow residential use. Buildings that have four or fewer legal dwelling units today may add one ADU; buildings with more than four existing dwelling units may add any number of ADU’s. ADU's will not be allowed in any building in which a tenant has been evicted pursuant to Administrative Code Section 37.9(a)(9)-(a)(14) within ...

Removal Of Housing Units (Legal Or Not) Becomes Even Harder In San Francisco

August 12, 2016
Source: HansonBridgett, August 09, 2016 Under a new law effective in March 2016, conditional use approval by the Planning Commission is now required for the removal of most housing units even if the unit is illegal. Under the former law, conditional use approval was required only for removal of legal units, and only if they existed in certain zoning districts, or if three or more units were proposed for removal. For units that are discovered to be illegal, the Building Department will now issue a Notice of Violation ordering the property ...