Why would you hire landlord lawyer who is ambivalent about your rights–a landlord lawyer who will use your money to evict other tenants?
Unless the Airbnb visitors are being housed in the Jack Tars springing up all over town, they must necessarily stay in residential units removed from the market, period.
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.
Landlords steal hundreds of millions of dollars in security deposits from tenants every year, aided and abetted by our so-called representatives who will not cross their real estate industry/landlord masters.