Rent Ordinance

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

It is clear and supported by case law that a unilateral change requiring insurance in a residential, rent controlled, lease can be defeated in court.

Can My New Landlord Take Away My Storage Space?

Storage is one of the first things the new landlord will remove from a pesky, low-paying, long-term tenant–an obvious ploy to begin to make a rent-controlled tenant uncomfortable.

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

Tell your landlord that it’s beneficial to her to allow you to add your boyfriend as a subtenant. If you move out she can increase the rent to market rate.

Did Gavin Newsom Make It Harder For My Boyfriend To Move In With Me?

Mayor Gavin Newsom, the rapacious, oily narcissist and shill for the real estate industry vetoed legislation that would have allowed you to add your boyfriend to help pay rent.

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.

Can My Landlord Refuse To Add My Domestic Partner To My Lease?

Any refusal to rent to your domestic partner based on a debt is a refusal based upon credit worthiness–an unreasonable refusal.

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

Landlords generally don’t want to lock themselves into fixed term leases for fixed rent. Why? Because they want to keep their options open.

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