Because you live in a single-family dwelling, you are only protected by the “just cause” provisions of the Rent Ordinance, not the price controls. The landlord can increase the rent as much he wants to.
“Landlords: They are legion, they do not forgive, they do not forget. Expect annual rent increases.”
I am 65 years old. I’ve lived in my apartment for 22 years. I pay just under $900 for a junior one bedroom on the top floor in the San Francisco Mission district.The landlord offered me a buyout to vacate for $40,000. Should I ask for $60,000?
In California, tenants should be emailing their legislators every second of every day, to demand repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Civil Code section 1954.50 to 1954.535).
I have contacted the landlord and all they can say is that “it’s been raised to market value” and “we are not being discriminatory with the unequal increases.” My question is, is it within their (landlords’) rights to raise rents in a disproportional manner?
It’s not enough that we in the tenant defense business have to deal with unscrupulous and/or uninformed landlords, we have to deal with tenants who decide they own their units and rent them out like landlords.
Use the San Francisco Security Deposit Interest/Rent Board Fee Calculator to figure your interest and Rent Board fees and remind the landlord that she owes you.
Since she refused to do a walk thru, can we be held liable for the damages that were existing when we moved in? We took pictures of everything right after we moved in and they are date imprinted.
Phone calls never, ever convince a landlord to refund a security deposit. To wait six months and think you might not have to sue is simply wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’.