The Hooshmand Law Group, and attorneys Mark Hooshmand and Tyson Redenbarger, helped the displaced tenants of the Bristol Hotel win a case against the owner for failing to complete renovations in a timely manner. After a three day trial, the San Francisco Superior Court ordered the owner of the Hotel to complete the renovations and return the tenants to their renovated units by August of 2017. The tenants were originally displaced in 2013 for what was claimed to be a three month renovation. However, years later, when work was still incomplete, the tenants filed a lawsuit to enforce their rights to return to Bristol Hotel.
The Court’s order is a victory for the tenants who are now entitled to return to their rent controlled units at their prior rent. The Court also ruled that the Bristol Hotel must be properly renovated to code and that the City must approve the work. The Court also approved that a receiver be appointed if the owner failed to complete the renovation. The receiver would have the right to sell the building.