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.
The caretaker could be a subtenant because she is providing cat care and security for a free place to stay, but the analysis does not end there.
Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Tenants: Never, ever rent a room from an absentee master tenant!
Welcome to Rentpocalypse 2012! Have a seat, but don’t stay too long.
I reread Rules & Regulations §6.14, which as usual, has the effect of a combination of Seconal and Wild Turkey. Your boyfriend is not an original tenant/occupant, but the landlord still cannot increase the rent.
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.