Tenant Law Blog
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...
Landlord-tenant eviction cases can be decided in favor of tenants due to a small thing like not being given a proper notice. Having a tenant lawyer on your side who pays attention to the rules can make a big difference. The Landlord's Mistake In October, 2018 a tenant...
If you are frightened and anxious about being evicted due to loss of your job or regular income you are not alone. Millions around the world are facing the same challenges. Loss of work hours and wages, self-quarantine and self-isolation are preventing many California...
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...
On January 1, 2020 a new state-wide rent control law (AB 1482) takes effect for the next decade. California will be the second state in the nation (Oregon was first) to enact such sweeping changes on a statewide basis. The law is intended to prevent rent gouging in...
You’re forced to move. The landlord is evicting you for an owner move-in. Yet you go by your former home and it doesn’t seem like anyone is living there. You knock on the door and no one answers. You see junk mail addressed to you lying around and it has not been picked up in weeks. You wonder whether the landlord really moved in. How long do you have to take legal action?
KPIX Channel 5 secretly filmed Oakland real estate agents coaching potential buyers how to evict tenants from duplexes and triplexes.
“You can move in, and then once you have lived in the property, then, the –umm–restrictions on evictions and stuff go away,” says one real estate agent, gripping a coffee cup in one hand and waving her keys in the other.
It’s surprising how fast evictions happen. The time from when you get your landlord’s notice to the sheriff putting a lock on your door can be only 60 days.
San Francisco passed Proposition F on June 5th with 56% voter approval. Now the City of San Francisco is to start funding eviction legal help for tenants who request it, but the initiative won’t go into effect immediately.
A tenant facing eviction calls me. I show up in court, and the landlord changes his mind about evicting the tenant.
This isn’t the first time it’s happened. Landlords know when the tenant has legal representation, they’ve got someone with fighting for them.
According to the San Francisco Public Press, Attorney Carolyn Gold, who runs the pro-bono landlord-tenant program at the Justice & Diversity Center of the San Francisco Bar Association, also has experienced the same.
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