In a time when rents are skyrocketing, landlords are trying to replace long term rent controlled tenants with new higher paying tenants. They try threats, intimidation and other tactics including small buy out offers. Before considering next steps talk with an attorney who can assist you in reviewing your options. There are many capable attorneys in the Bay Area, including the attorneys at the Hooshmand Law Group, who can assist you. Thankfully there are very strong protections for tenants’ rights even if you have already vacated as a result of the landlord’s actions. It is imperative that if you are facing any sort of threat, in receipt of a 3 day notice, or in the midst of a lawsuit that you contact an attorney immediately.