you are not required to accept your landlord’s offer to put your boyfriend on the lease, but it may be the only way to legally establish his residence in the building.
California Civil Code §1950.6 governs the collection of application fees, a namby-pamby, bullshit law does not contain a remedy for its violation.
Mayor Gavin Newsom, the rapacious, oily narcissist and shill for the real estate industry vetoed legislation that would have allowed you to add your boyfriend to help pay rent.
San Francisco tenants who love their apartments and begin to believe “there’s no place like home” are those most in danger.
Another tenant screwed by Costa Hawkins–a bi-partisan law enacted in 1995 to screw tenants by the band of pandering griftocrats we call our state legislators.
Landlord trolls with a Caligula complex are particularly dangerous because many of them are richer than god and they have a divinity delusion to boot.
Your relationship with your landlord will change if you complain. The next time you see him he will have donned his crown, his tights and his cod piece.
This is what you get when you don’t truly understand that rent is simply an outrageous tax you pay to a lord to live on his land–a tax, nothing more, that subsidizes a lazy, unproductive aristocracy.
Any refusal to rent to your domestic partner based on a debt is a refusal based upon credit worthiness–an unreasonable refusal.