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San Francisco Tenant SRO’s

San Francisco Tenant SRO’s A single room occupancy (more commonly called SRO) is a multiple-tenant building that houses one or two people in individual rooms (sometimes two rooms, or two rooms with a bathroom or half bathroom), or to the single room dwelling...

San Francisco Anti Harassment Proposition M

San Francisco Anti Harassment Proposition M (a) No landlord, and no agent, contractor, subcontractor or employee of the landlord shall do any of the following in bad faith or with ulterior motive or without honest intent: 1. Interrupt, terminate or fail to provide...

Bay Area Unlawful Detainer Lawsuits

Bay Area Unlawful Detainer Lawsuits An unlawful detainer action is a specific type of lawsuit which mainly addresses the issue of possession i.e. the right to occupy the apartment. The landlord files this type of action in order to recover possession of the apartment....

Bay Area Tenant Evictions and 3-Day Notices

Bay Area Tenant Evictions and 3-Day Notices 3-Day Notices are usually the first step in an unlawful detainer proceeding. The landlord can also issue a 30 day notice of 60 day notice which will be discussed separately. When you receive a 3 day notice it is imperative...

Illegal Units

If you have rented or rent an illegal unit contact us to recover damages. Depending on where you are and the facts and circumstances surrounding your rental you may not have to pay rent if you rent an illegal unit. An illegal unit is not the same as a unit that has...

Mold

Mold is a problem in many apartments. If you are bothered by mold, contact us. There are different types of mold and it is imperative you preserve a sample, take pictures of it, or even video record it, as it is possible we can use it as evidence for trial.

Just Cause Eviction

Tenants in the Bay Area cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley have additional protections in the form of limitations on a landlord’s ability to evict. This means that a landlord can only evict for specific reasons the most common of which is the...

Retaliatory Eviction Defense – CC 1942.4. CC 1942.5

Retaliatory eviction is where a landlord takes actions against a tenant for requesting repairs, complaining to the Department of Building and Inspection, or taking other actions to stand for your rights. The California legislature has provided for protections should a...

Witholding Rent – Habitability

Withholding Rent Under Certain Circumstances Before withholding rent it is imperative that you consult an attorney as there are only rare circumstances where the full rent can be withheld.

Summary Judgment – Unlawful Detainer

Summary Judgment is an essential tool to dispose of a lawsuit without the expense and risk of a trial. The motion can challenge the 3 Day Notice, the unlawful detainer complaint, or other deficiencies in the process. There is an associated cost for preparing a summary...
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