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.
You think your landlord is strung out on drugs. He may be, but sometimes the behavior one ascribes to drugs can simply be a syphilitic dementia-like, Caligula-style obsession for control commonly found in landlords.
Pay the rent. That’s the best single piece of advice I can give to tenants. You’d be surprised at how many landlord issues disappear when you pay the rent.
You can be evicted if you refuse to sign a new lease, but only if the lease contains “terms which are materially the same as in the previous agreement.”
Like the unicorn, rent controlled apartments are mythical and fast becoming extinct, especially when they become objects of desire for Twitter-motherfuckers and bubble-headed investors.
Realtors–irrefutable proof that the United States is not a meritocracy. Between the lies, the drivel and the nonsensical notion that real estate agents are professionals, these guys make lawyers look good.
Your one-year lease guarantees your rent for one year, not 11 months. This is even true in Bakersfield and Yuba City!
Like the issue of soft-story retrofits, the San Francisco capital improvements Ordinance and Rules are complicated and dense.
Strictly speaking, squatters do not need to be formally evicted, that is served with notice and sued in unlawful detainer.