Tenant Troubles: Is It Legal For My Landlord To Change The Terms Of My Lease After 12 Years?

Tenant Troubles: Is It Legal For My Landlord To Change The Terms Of My Lease After 12 Years?

Readers: This is a question I received last night with a plea for a quick response, as the reader has to answer his landlord in…

Tenant Troubles: Why Is My Landlord Demanding A $150 Late Fee?

Tenant Troubles: Why Is My Landlord Demanding A $150 Late Fee?

I am a 25 year old woman who has been living in a rent-controlled apartment in a six unit building for about 1.5 years.  My…

2,500 Workers Expected To Fill 26-Floor San Francisco Office Building Staked Out By LinkedIn

2,500 Workers Expected To Fill 26-Floor San Francisco Office Building Staked Out By LinkedIn

The professional networking company LinkedIn has signed a lease for an entire 26-story building under construction in San Francisco’s Financial District. Mayor Ed Lee and…

Tenant Troubles: If I Need To Break My Lease, Am I Responsible For Finding A New Tenant?

Tenant Troubles: If I Need To Break My Lease, Am I Responsible For Finding A New Tenant?

I had a chaotic experience the first time moving into an apartment. We were first told by the onsite manager that we got the apartment,…

Tenant Troubles: My Landlord Wants Me To Add My Boyfriend To My Lease. Do I Have To?

Tenant Troubles: My Landlord Wants Me To Add My Boyfriend To My Lease. Do I Have To?

I moved into the apartment I’m renting about six months ago. The building was constructed in the 1950′s and there are two apartment units in…

Tenant Troubles: My Roommate’s Moving Out, Now My Landlord Wants To Increase The Rent By 50%

Tenant Troubles: My Roommate’s Moving Out, Now My Landlord Wants To Increase The Rent By 50%

I live in Noe Valley SF in a rent controlled apartment. I have been at this apartment for four years. The lease is in my…

Under New Legislation, SF’s Illegal In-Law Apartments Might Get Less Illegal

Under New Legislation, SF’s Illegal In-Law Apartments Might Get Less Illegal

A San Francisco supervisor introduced legislation Tuesday that seeks to legalize what he said is a “shadow economy” of in-law units on residential properties in…

Tenant Troubles: We’re Basically Paying Our Master Tenant’s Rent. That’s Wrong, Right?

Tenant Troubles: We’re Basically Paying Our Master Tenant’s Rent. That’s Wrong, Right?

I am a 26-year-old female and have been living in an old Victorian apartment in a six unit building in Nob Hill for the past…

Tenant Troubles: My Neighborhood’s Too Dangerous, Can I Break My Lease?

Tenant Troubles: My Neighborhood’s Too Dangerous, Can I Break My Lease?

In July, my wife and I moved out of a great roommate situation in San Francisco into our first apartment as a couple in Oakland’s…

Tenant Troubles: Do I Have To Keep Using The Crappy Furniture That Came With My Apartment?

Tenant Troubles: Do I Have To Keep Using The Crappy Furniture That Came With My Apartment?

I am a tenant in lower Nob Hill. My building is more than 50 years old. I live in a studio apartment that I signed…

Tenant Troubles: You May Not Have To Sign That Lease, But Here’s Why You Should

Tenant Troubles: You May Not Have To Sign That Lease, But Here’s Why You Should

We have lived in our rented house for two years and five months. We signed a year lease for the first two years, but as…

Tenant Troubles: Can I Have My Living Situation “Both Ways”?

Tenant Troubles: Can I Have My Living Situation “Both Ways”?

I am a subtenant in an apartment that is not rent-controlled. I moved in on June 1, 2012. I moved in with a roommate who…