Landlord emailed telling me he is terminating my tenancy after 2 years b/c he is moving in. I am in San Francisco (protected by rent control) & he is supposed to pay me a relocation fee. He has been a great landlord & we have a great relationshi...
I must disagree with Mr. Moss. Semantics be damned. Your landlord is attempting to put you in the street. Whether it is because he wants to move in or another reason, it still means he is trying to get you to leave your home and pay a much higher rent to live elsewhere.
The most likely reason he did not give proper notice is that he wants to be able to rent your home to others once you move out. If the landlord did a proper owner move in, there would be restrictions on his renting of the unit and on the rent he could charge to new tenants.
The payments to you required by the Rent Ordinance are the floor of the price the landlord would pay for you to move. The usual move out payment is $30,000-50,000. I have obtained $150,000 for clients in the right circumstance.
Just as the payments to you are negotiable, so is the timing of the move out. Please don't let your desire for two additional months to move lead you to leave tens of thousands of dollars on the negotiation table.
You should consult with a tenants attorney immediately. It is extremely likely that your landlord has obtained legal counsel--even if he were to deny it. Do not allow yourself to deal with this matter without obtaining legal advice BEFORE talking with your landlord.
Your landlord is not your friend, regardless of how "friendly" he acts.
It's not specified in my contract that I'm supposed to do that. Please help me!
Sorry. I would need a lot more information to be able to address this question. Are you moving out or still living there? Has to work already been done or is it just proposed? What is the "renovation" work?
If your San Francisco apartment is rent controlled you have a number of additional rights.
My child was playing outside with other children in the apartment building. While playing outside, he fell on one of our neighbors turtle tank. Our apartment buildings rule is not to have any trash or debris outside any tenants apartment. Our mana...
You should consult with a personal injury attorney immediately. Usually, personal injury attorneys do not get paid for their services until the client gets a settlement.See question
I am less than 30 days into a sober living environment. I was forced to take over the recommended dose of sleep medication. I have removed myself from said sober living want to know my rights to obtain my remaining rent and security deposit?
Please define "forced." Held down and forced down your throat? Told to do it or suffer some consequence? If so, what consequence?
My landlord has been ignoring my text messages, phone calls and e-mails since 11/6, it's now 11/20. I have sent him certified mail that he has not yet signed for. The front door to my trailer won't lock, the entire unit stinks like rotting fecal m...
Talk to attendance attorney. You may be advised to have the city or county come out and cite the landlord and then move out yourself. You may be able to sue the landlord to get back the money you paid him .See question
I stayed in a motel 6 for in the same room for over 70 days. Then I was made to leave after filing complaints about still being charged tax. Do I serve the Gm at the motel or do I send it to corporate office. Please be straight with me not send me...
You want it straight? Here you go: First, find out the name of the person or corporation that is operating the hotel. They are most likely doing business as “Motel 6,” but that is likely not the name of the person or corporation that is operating the hotel. If you do not sue the proper person, any judgment you get is worthless.
To find out the name of the person or corporation operating the hotel, go the LA county website below . Make certain that you get the right Motel 6. Once you get the name of the person or corporation running the hotel, make certain you use that name as the defendant in the court paperwork, e.g., “John Doe, dba Motel 6.”
CCP 415.10 and CCP 416.10 websites tell you about how and who to serve, depending on whether the party is a person, an unknown type of business organization, or a corporation. Note: A party to a lawsuit (you) cannot serve court papers. Any person over 18 and not a party can serve the papers. In small claims court, the clerk of the court can serve the papers by certified maill
Last word of advice: You can sue for up to $10,000 in small claims court. Do not try suing in regular court without a lawyer—you will likely get run over. You may want to talk to a tenant’s lawyer before deciding what you want to do.
We are renting an duplex unit that had a kitchen update (new appliances, countertops, and cabinets). I did some research and the city we live in requires a permit for even just replacing old cabinets with new cabinets. I have been having trouble b...
You can start by e-mailing or writing (keep a copy) your landlord a letter regarding the problem. If he will not fix it, you can file a complaint with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (DBI) for the work done without permits.
IMPORTANT: While you can file a complaint with DBI, you cannot THREATEN to file a complaint if the landlord will not do as you ask. That can be extortion, which is a felony.
I have been sharing an apartment with a roommate since June 2015. I have paid 1/2 the rent and shared expenses. He is the Lessee. We have an oral agreement. He got a new girlfriend 3 weeks ago and locked me out last week telling me I had to leave ...
It is illegal for your roommate to lock you out. To evict you he must first serve you with a 60 day notice to terminate your tenancy. Then, if you do not move voluntarily, he must file a lawsuit called an unlawful detainer, have you served with court papers, and eventually win the lawsuit, before the sheriff will evict you.
As a practical matter, I would start with the landlord or management company, demanding that they let you back into your home. If they refused to do so, you could name them, as well as your roommate, in a lawsuit to regain possession of the premises. The type of lawsuit you would file is called a forcible entry and/or a forcible detainer. You will need professional legal help to draft the documents you need to file this lawsuit.
Currently in contract and escrow on a property as the buyer and listing agent has gone ghost. Appraisal came in lower than agreed upon purchase price by 10k and sellers verbally agreed to lower price. When we sent addendum to move forward, our cal...
In California, real estate agents (salespersons) MUST work under a real estate broker. I suggest that you start by contacting the broker under whom the agent works. If you do not know who the broker is, you can look up that information (and more!) on the Department of Real Estate link shown below.See question
I live in a 24 unit building. San Francisco law says a central unit in apt buildings must be heated to 68 degrees 5-11 am & 3-10 pm. My apartment is on the first floor over the carports which are exposed to the elements. I have no insulation in my...
Call department of building inspection and have the landlord cited.See question