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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. The San Francisco Rent Ordinance only allows evictions in certain instances so long as the unit is a maprotected unit. Trials are set in these matters within a very short period of time so it is imperative that all protections are afforded. To begin the unlawful detainer process, a landlord must properly serve a 3 Day Notice. The form of the 3 Day Notice must follow strict guidelines or else it can be challenged. Without a valid 3 Day Notice the entire unlawful detainer may be dismissed. Should an answer be filed without challenging the 3 Day Notice, certain defects may be waived. It is imperative that you consult an attorney who has knowledge of these proceedings in order to afford you of all of your options when responding to an unlawful detainer...

Confidential v. Confidential, San Francisco Superior Court, 2009

Settlement following Jury Verdict at Trial: $130,000 We represented two tenants who were removed from their leasehold by landlord self-help.  Without honoring the written lease with our clients, the landlord changed the locks and discarded their belongings.  We obtained damages for emotional distress, compensation for lost income, and wrongful disposal of irreplaceable personal belongings.  At trial the Defendants settled for...
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