LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney John Douglas Winer

Wrongful Eviction Remedies For Tenants In San Francisco

Wrongful Eviction Remedies For Tenants In San Francisco

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Further, a wrongfully evicted tenant may be entitled to recover punitive damages (punishment damages) against the landlord. In addition, violation of the San Francisco Rent Control Ordinance and other statutes may very well lead to the recovery of attorney fees for the tenant. This can be a very significant factor because it puts extra pressure on the landlord to act appropriately and in the case of a lawsuit it puts pressure on the landlord to settle when the tenant is in the right.

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