Tenants in San Francisco residential hotels are allowed no visitors and experience lock outs. Randy Shaw pushes for legislation to be made instead of a slower litigation route, to get tenants’ rights to visitors.
Residential hotels are awarded lifeline utility rates, a win for residential hotel owners as it can shave up to a million off hotel utility bills annually.
Supervisor Walker looks to have residential hotel residents not be taxed if their rent is less than $20.00 a day. This a change from the (then) current exemption at $5.00 which is basically unseen in the city.