Unfortunately anyone who proposes a “move-out fee” with a straight face won’t have a sense of humor. There’s no way you can make him laugh and, like the Toon Patrol weasels, make him fly away and disappear.
The San Francisco Rent Board has always been careful to consider the question of return on investment when establishing guidelines to deal with rent increases.
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.
In the past several months I’ve received many more calls from tenants about late fees and rent payment methods, leading me to believe that some landlord “working group” decided to focus on this method of tenant harassment.
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.
You are not responsible for finding another tenant. That’s the landlord’s job! If he doesn’t try to find another tenant he is not mitigating his damages.
Getting eviction advice from your landlord is like getting dating advice from that uncle who’s spent most of his adult life in prison–your landlord wants to evict anything that moves.
The new condo conversion law provides that that any tenant (not just elderly, catastrophically ill or disabled tenants) must be offered a life time lease.
California Civil Code §1950.6 governs the collection of application fees, a namby-pamby, bullshit law does not contain a remedy for its violation.