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.
A local tale of unmitigated greed and the criminal enterprise of one family to corner the residential real estate market in San Francisco, buying large rent controlled buildings and ousting long-term tenants by any means possible led to the shady world of collateralized debt obligations, derivatives and the real villains.
A three-month old baby in Louisiana died in her home from blood loss due to rat bites. The landlord spent FEMA money earmarked to repair the house on something else.
If you find an electrocuted rat in your kitchen stove, odds are that your landlord has breached the implied warranty of habitability in your lease.
For over one thousand years dating back to the days of ye olde English estate, a landed lord could do anything he desired to his tenants because he owned them.