Say a landlord issues an unlawful detainer to a tenant, and the tenant ends up prevailing because the settle the case with a 1 year stay deal. If the tenant breaches the agreement, the landlord may evict. Otherwise, the case is closed and the tenant gets to stay (the landlord would have to file another UD if he wants to evict). Then 2 weeks after signing this deal, the landlord issues a rent increase to this tenant. This landlord hasn't ever issued a rent increase to anyone in the building he owns in the 8 years he's owned it. Fast forward a year. This agreement is about to expire and it's highly likely the tenant will prevail. The landlord then issues another rent increase; again only to this tenant. Is this retaliation? The apartment is rent controlled.
You should consult with a San Francisco tenants rights expert. Look up James Coy Driscoll on Avvo.
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