Tenant Troubles: Can My New Landlord Take Away My Storage Space?

Tenant Troubles: Can My New Landlord Take Away My Storage Space?

My building is two units over a garage and storage space. Originally, the basement was divided 50/50 between apartments but apparently the landlord didn’t give…

Tenant Troubles: Is The Rule Of Seven Really A Thing?

Tenant Troubles: Is The Rule Of Seven Really A Thing?

Is there some type of seven-year rule that benefits landlords if they do not raise the rent for seven years and then increase it all…

Local Landlords Demonstrate Against Announcement Of Legislation To Close Ellis Act Loopholes

Local Landlords Demonstrate Against Announcement Of Legislation To Close Ellis Act Loopholes

In front of an apartment building in San Francisco’s Chinatown this morning, state Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation to help tenants who are being evicted…

Tenant Troubles: A “Just Cause” Eviction Does Not Mean “Just ‘Cause Your Landlord Said So”

Tenant Troubles: A “Just Cause” Eviction Does Not Mean “Just ‘Cause Your Landlord Said So”

I am 26 years old and living in a four-unit three-story building in the Inner Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. Two other roommates and I…

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: Can My Landlord Give A 24-Hour Notice For Entry That Lasts All Week?

Tenant Troubles: Can My Landlord Give A 24-Hour Notice For Entry That Lasts All Week?

Can a landlord state a whole week 9:00am – 5:00pm to enter under California Civil Code Section 1954, 24-hour notice? For the first four days,…

Tenant Troubles: Is My Landlord Lying To Tenants And Claiming They Don’t Have Rent Control?

Tenant Troubles: Is My Landlord Lying To Tenants And Claiming They Don’t Have Rent Control?

My wife and I (both in our 60s) rent a one bedroom apartment in a 12-unit building in lower Russian Hill, built in the 20’s. …

Tenant Troubles: Do I Have To Move Out If The Condo I’m Renting Goes On The Market?

Tenant Troubles: Do I Have To Move Out If The Condo I’m Renting Goes On The Market?

I have lived in a 1905 era condo (that is, non rent controlled, but eviction controlled) for three years. My lease is up in October…

Tenant Troubles: My Erratic Landlord Is Asking For An Illegal Rent Increase

Tenant Troubles: My Erratic Landlord Is Asking For An Illegal Rent Increase

I have a question about rent increases. My girlfriend and I live in a rent controlled 12-unit building in Nob Hill (built in 1907). We…

Tenant Troubles: Can I Refuse To Sign A Lease?

Tenant Troubles: Can I Refuse To Sign A Lease?

All the websites discuss the SF Rent Control stuff about when your building was built, condo or single family home, etc. But I can never…

Tenant Troubles: My Landlord Died, Am I About To Lose My Apartment?

Tenant Troubles: My Landlord Died, Am I About To Lose My Apartment?

I live in a unicorn of an amazing SF apartment. We pay well below market rate for Pacific Heights for a flat that is part…