Strictly speaking, squatters do not need to be formally evicted, that is served with notice and sued in unlawful detainer.
Correctly or not, landlords figure that a tenant offering a buyout may be ready to move voluntarily anyway–as in already found a new place and wants some quick cash to exit.
Are we required to pay the landlord rent she claims we owe, even once other arrangements had been made?
If candidates for mayor or any other office say they don’t want to extend the just cause eviction provisions of the Rent Ordinance to buildings built after 1979, tell them to fuck off.
If you are a tenant, there is nothing wrong with working in a bookstore, as long as you are working in three of them.