What Constitutes a “Decrease In Services”?
The roof leaks, the linoleum is peeling, there’s mold and nobody picks up the garbage. Can we file a petition for decreases in services?
Is My Building’s High Water Bill My Problem?
The landlord says we used 90,000 gallons of water in two months. Now she wants to raise our rent.
My Building’s For Sale, Should I Worry?
What are my tenant rights in San Francisco when the building goes up for sale?
Landlord Crybabies Forced To Ellis Because Landlording Became So Unpleasant
If being a landlord is so unpleasant, why don’t you just sell your building without evicting the tenants?
Is My Landlord Trying To Evict Me For Smoking?
I received a letter from the management company stating that they had received an “official complaint” that smoke originating in my unit has continually permeated into surrounding units.
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
It is rarely justifiable for a tenant to campaign for the eviction of another tenant.
Smoky The Guest
The neighbor’s boyfriend smokes and drinks all day. My apartment stinks even though I keep the windows closed. What can I do?
Hey, Landlord, Show Me Your Credit Report
Given the current financial crisis, it’s time to revise Civil Code § 1950.6 to allow tenants to get landlords’ credit reports. The law should require reciprocity.
Sorry, CitiApartments, “Routine Inspections” Are Illegal
I’ve rented the same apartment from Citi Properties for 6 years. Up until about 6 months ago, they kept the building tidy, had an on-site manager, and did monthly bug inspections. Now they’re trying to sell the building and they have gotten rid of all that stuff. The only thing they do now is “inspect” each unit once a month.