SF Tenants: Jack Tarred and Feathered

Unless the Airbnb visitors are being housed in the Jack Tars springing up all over town, they must necessarily stay in residential units removed from the market, period.

Why On Earth Would I Have To Pay My Building A $200 Move-Out Fee?

Unfortunately anyone who proposes a “move-out fee” with a straight face won’t have a sense of humor. There’s no way you can make him laugh and, like the Toon Patrol weasels, make him fly away and disappear.

How Can I Avoid Getting Screwed By Landlords Pulling Application Fee Scams?

California Civil Code §1950.6 governs the collection of application fees, a namby-pamby, bullshit law does not contain a remedy for its violation.

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

San Francisco tenants who love their apartments and begin to believe “there’s no place like home” are those most in danger.

Is There A “What Lies Can We Get Away With This Month?” Group For Landlords?

If landlords know they can lie to their tenants and the court about retaining a security deposit and only get a slap on the wrist, why wouldn’t they lie?

Can I Be Evicted For Subletting Without Permission?

San Francisco is expensive and many landlords these days want to cash in on the new Twitter/tech boom. One of the easiest ways to remove rent-controlled tenants is to sue them for illegal subletting.

Do I Have To Give My Landlord My Pot Rack?

The landlord’s rationale to steal your pot rack has been employed by the rich and powerful and two-year-olds for eons–I want it, so now it’s mine and here’s a rule I just made up to justify my keeping it.

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