How To Be A Good Plaintiff in Your Lawsuit

How To Be A Good Plaintiff in Your Lawsuit

Team Up With Your Tenant Attorney If you find yourself suing your landlord, you become a plaintiff in a legal action. A plaintiff is someone who makes a legal complaint against someone else in court. It is not uncommon for tenants to have legitimate reasons to...
What To Know About Estoppel Certificates

What To Know About Estoppel Certificates

Chelsea and Antonio loved their ground-floor San Francisco duplex apartment with its peek-a-boo view of San Francisco Bay.  Although the unit was small at 875 square feet, it was cozy, and featured a shared outdoor courtyard with a barbecue and space to play with...
What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums End?

What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums End?

Millions of fragile California rental households are facing a frightening reality: the $600 per week unemployment benefits ended, food costs are soaring, jobs are scarce and the rent is due – again. While thousands of tenants avoided COVID-19-related eviction...
When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

Protections against evictions due the COVID-19 epidemic are expiring.  This is making tenants leave their current homes and search for new apartments. Flawed tenant screenings (or background checks) are creating havoc for would-be tenants, and there is no watch guard...
2020: New California Eviction Protections

2020: New California Eviction Protections

The sweeping changes brought by the State of California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 are altering the no-cause eviction landscape in favor of tenants. The law was passed to slow the pace of rampant rent gouging, escalating evictions and increasing displacement and...