Tenant Law

Is The Rule Of Seven Really A Thing?

Is The Rule Of Seven Really A Thing?

A Rule of Seven, if it existed, would be a stupid, vindictive and financially unsound practice that could only be justified by ignorant superstition, evidence that some landlords have SPOOKS in their brains.

Can My Landlord Make Me Remove My Satellite Dish?

Can My Landlord Make Me Remove My Satellite Dish?

FCC Order 98-273 will prohibit the landlord from requiring you to remove the satellite dish, but only if you have exclusive use of the deck. If you do not have exclusive use, you should probably move the satellite dish to an area in your apartment that you do control.

Surveillance Camera Pointed at My Door, What Can I Do?

Surveillance Camera Pointed at My Door, What Can I Do?

Toleration of the use of surveillance cameras everywhere—the slowly boiling frog approach to an “inevitable” societal slide into a police state. As long as we accept, without question, a surveillance state, the short answer to your question is: no, there isn’t much that can be done.

Can Tenants Get in Trouble for Breaking a Lease?

Can Tenants Get in Trouble for Breaking a Lease?

If a tenant is uncomfortable with other terms buried in a a lease, he or she will usually acquiesce to them because the amenities are acceptable and the price is right—like clicking the button agreeing to terms when one buys something online or accepting new Facebook terms.

How Can I Fight an OMI Eviction?

How Can I Fight an OMI Eviction?

Even if you live on the bottom floor with a view of a dirty alley and top floor has an unobstructed view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the tenant upstairs will be safe from an OMI eviction if he or she pays more rent. These MBA-bean-counting-investors don’t want to “live” here; they want to get rich here.