About Hooshmand Law Group

Hooshmand Law Group focuses on landlord tenant matters and complex class actions. For evictions we assist tenants in defending evictions from false owner move in (OMI) evictions, wrongful and retaliatory evictions and evictions dealing with illegal units.  We also sue landlords to recover damages as a result of violations of law. Hooshmand Law Group’s representative cases include:

$2.9 million settlement for habitability conditions
$1.5 million settlement for habitability conditions
$1 million settlement for wrongful eviction of tenant by landlord for false owner move in
$670,000 judgment following jury verdict for wrongful eviction based on false owner move in
$460,000 judgment following jury verdict for wrongful eviction based on false owner move in
• Lawsuit vs. Landlord — on behalf of 80 + residents of apartment building affected by substandard conditions
• Lawsuit vs. Landlord – False Owner Move in (OMI) where landlord allegedly evicted tenants under false Owner Move in so that they can perform Short Term Rentals
Marymount Gateway Apartments – Class Certification for conversion of Apartment Building in Pacifica

Additional Tenant Protections for Tenants Facing Owner Move-In Evictions

A new San Francisco law makes it more difficult for landlords to fraudulently evict tenants and gives renters and city officials additional tools to go after landlords who attempt to abuse the system. Landlords now have to sign a declaration under the penalty of perjury that they intend to move into the home within three months of an eviction and stay there for at least three years. They’ll also have to submit annual proof of residency to the Rent Board, such as an electric bill or voter registration, showing they actually moved in. The ordinance also gives non-profits the right to sue landlords on behalf of tenants who may have been fraudulently evicted. Read the full article here: Crackdown on Fraudulent SF Evictions Passes Unanimously After NBC Bay Area Investigation Reveals Widespread Abuse

Have you been served with a 60-Day Notice of Termination of Tenancy for an Owner or Relative Move-In (“OMI”)?

Contact the Hooshmand Law Group to speak with an attorney for a free and confidential evaluation of your rights.  Use our online submission form to upload the 60-Day Notice and we will contact you to discuss your case.  According to NBC Bay Area, 1 in 4 Owner Move-In Evictions may be fraudulent.  The Hooshmand Law Group recently obtained two significant jury verdicts in fraudulent Owner Move In and Relative Move In trials in San Francisco and we are actively working to protect tenants in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Notice of Settlement in Fairfax Hotel Class Action Case

On June 30, 2017, the San Francisco County Superior Court signed an order for preliminary approval of settlement of the Fairfax Hotel class action case. A copy of the Notice of Settlement of Class Action can be found here.

If you have any questions or to submit a claim form, please send an email to fairfaxclass@lawmmh.com or contact Jacob Swanson at 415-318-5709.

Hooshmand Law Group Wins Jury Verdict In Favor Of Tenants In Fraudulent Relative Move-in Eviction

The Hooshmand Law Group has obtained a judgment in excess of $460,000 for a public school teacher who was wrongfully evicted pursuant to the Owner and Relative Move-In (OMI/RMI) provision of the San Francisco Rent Ordinance (statute below).  After a two-week trial the jury found that the landlords, who had recently purchased the 4-unit building in San Francisco, had acted in bad faith and knowing disregard of the law when they terminated the Plaintiff’s tenancy on the pretext that their brother would be moving into the unit.  The San Francisco Rent Ordinance requires that a landlord or relative for whom a unit is vacated must have a good faith intent to occupy the unit for a period of thirty-six consecutive months.  Often, however, the owner or relative never move in and instead the Landlord rents the unit out at a much higher price. Read more….