Clifford Edward Fried’s Answers

Clifford Edward Fried

San Francisco Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Discovery abuse sanctions

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Charles Richard Perry
    4. Clifford Edward Fried
    4 lawyer answers

    You do both. Prepare a declaration under penalty of perjury itemizing all costs. Next to each item have a reference to an attached exhibit. Each exhibit supports the item of costs that you are claiming. Good luck.

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  2. Landlord repainting, fumes in apartment causing headaches

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Clifford Edward Fried
    2 lawyer answers

    There is little you can do to stop your landlord from painting your building. However, once the painting is completed, you may be able to file a decrease in services petition with the Oakland Rent Board. You could even check into a hotel while until the painting is completed and add your lodging expenses as part of your Rent Board petition. The Rent Board might reduce your rent because of the problems created by your landlord.

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  3. Our landlord went to our apartment yesterday for a move-out inspection. Can she blame us for rust?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Carl Eschen III
    2. Daphne Lori Macklin
    3. Kevin Lewis King
    4. Clifford Edward Fried
    4 lawyer answers

    A tenant could be responsible for "rust" if there was a failure to use a ventilation fan or open a window to let moisture out of the unit. Some use of rental units lead to an excessive amount of moisture which can lead to conditions that are not reasonable wear and tear. But your question says that the unit was a "very small and humid in-law apartment." It could be that the unit was non-permitted and illegal for your landlords to rent. The unit might have been untenantable from the outset....