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When a tenant is forced to move out of their home due to poor living conditions, mold/mildew, pest infestations …
Our office represents Bay Area tenants in disputes that arise out of a landlord’s failure to repair and maintain …
Wolford Wayne represents tenants in disputes at the San Francisco and Oakland Rent Board, including disputes …
Tenants who have been subjected to harassment may have grounds to sue their landlord for damages …
A wrongful eviction occurs when a landlord evicts a tenant in violation of a local rent ordinance or California State Law …
Wolford Wayne helps tenants in the Bay Area to negotiate tenant buyout agreements with landlords …
over 35 years of experience in representing tenants.
Wolford Wayne LLP is a dedicated tenants’ rights law firm located in San Francisco’s Financial District. The firm prides itself on providing practical, affordable, and aggressive representation to
residential and commercial tenants.
The team at Wolford Wayne have over thirty-five years of experience combined representing tenants. Our attorneys have successfully resolved hundreds of disputes on behalf of our clients and recovered millions of dollars along the way.
Unlike many landlord-tenant law firms, we only represent tenants, never landlords. Therefore, you never have to wonder whose side we are on or what we stand for. We are dedicated to providing tenant clients with exceptional representation and outstanding hands-on service.
We have assisted hundreds of tenants throughout the Bay Area in a wide range of situations, including eviction lawsuits, buyout negotiations, rent board hearings, and affirmative lawsuits against landlords.
Recovered on behalf of a group of 30 tenants living in an SRO in San Francisco who were living with horrendous conditions in their rent controlled apartments, including rodents, bedbugs, mold, water leaks and harassment.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a couple living in a rent-controlled home in the outer Sunset neighborhood. Our clients were forced to vacate after the landlord served them with an Owner Move-In Eviction Notice. After the landlords failed to move into the property, our clients filed suit for wrongful eviction.Read More
Recovered for a single long-term tenant in San Francisco. Our client was forced to move out of his apartment as a result of extreme landlord harassment.Read More
Recovered on behalf of elderly, disabled tenant who was forced to move out of her rent-controlled San Francisco apartment of 50 years after landlord/owner failed to resolve numerous building code violations that remained outstanding for over a decade.Read More
Recovered on behalf of two former San Francisco tenants who were evicted via an Owner Move-In Eviction and owner failed to occupy the unit as her primary place of residence.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant who was forced to vacate his home as a result of ongoing, disruptive construction and the owners’ refusal to provide him with alternative housing. Read More
Recovered on behalf of a tenant living in an illegal “in-law” unit. In this case, a new owner purchased the building and then demolished our client’s unit without permits while she was displaced for seismic retrofitting.Read More
Recovered for tenant who was injured when their stairway railing collapsed at the tenant’s Mission District apartment building.Read More
Recovered in action for a group of tenants forced to vacate their San Francisco apartment house due to severe habitability defects including mold and water leaks.Read More
Recovered on behalf of two long term San Francisco tenants who were fraudulently evicted from their home of over twenty years under the pretext of an owner move-in eviction.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco family that was constructively evicted from their home in the Richmond District as a result of unlawful rent increases, defective conditions and tenant harassment.Read More
Recovered on behalf of an elderly long-term tenant who was forced to vacate her long San Francisco apartment as a result of her landlord’s refusal to address longstanding defective conditions, including lack of heat, mold, rodent infestations, and defective plumbing. Read More
Recovered on behalf of seven tenants living in a makeshift boarding house in East Palo Alto.Read More
Recovered on behalf of three long-term tenants in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood who were constructively evicted due to noise and nuisance conditions created by their downstairs neighbors, which the owner refused to address.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant in Russian Hill. Tenant was forced to vacate her illegal apartment in retaliation for reporting unlawful rent increases to the San Francisco Rent Board.Read More
Recovered on behalf of three families living in a building in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood who were forced to live with substandard conditions for years as a result of their landlord’s negligence, including issues with lack of heat, lack of hot water and cockroach/rat infestations.Read More
San Francisco Tenant Attorneys
The living circumstances leading to our case were horrible. Jason's guidance and his team's work on our case transformed our lives. Words that come to mind are compassionate, transparent, responsive, professional and highly knowledgeable. Jason was particularly attuned to our needs and concerns as a family with a young child. I hope I never end up in a bad rental again. But if I do, I would be more than happy to work with Jason and his team again. Ten stars.
Simply amazing! From the initial consultation throughout the whole process, I felt supported and listened to. My family and I were so scared when we first got into our legal situation. Anything involving housing is terrifying but Jason kept us calm and assured throughout navigating the situation. It is clear that this firm is people first, and you can see their human-first approach in everything they do. Melinda is a true angel, so sweet, so organized and so efficient! Our situation was resolved efficiently and with an even better than we imagined! Grateful can't even describe what me and my…
More than a decade of living in San Francisco on a teacher's salary had me feeling like I was lucky if I could find housing within my price range. So for years, I tolerated harassment, unsafe living conditions, and mediocre maintenance. When my health began to suffer at the beginning of shelter in place, I had no choice but to make some changes, but it felt emotionally, financially, and logistically overwhelming. I met Daniel through the tenants union, and he gave me matter of fact, straightforward advice. Everything made sense, but it was out of my comfort zone and my…
Simply the best! The entire Wolford Wayne team has fantastic bedside manner: they make the unimaginable navigable. Daniel listens to his clients and has a genuine ability to put their desires first, Megan's clarity and intelligence is most likely superhuman, and Melinda knocks it out of the park with her organizational prowess. If you need help navigating the murky world of human conflict, stop reading reviews and call Wolford Wayne now!
Of course nobody wants to be deal with a lawsuit and for my first time I can honestly say Jason made it very easy and took so much stress off my shoulder!! I had a horrible landlord and I knew nothing about lawsuits at all! Jason was very patient and informative throughout the entire process. In the beginning, I gave him all the information and evidence I had. After that, I never really had to do anything else but answer a few quick questions over the phone! I always pictured a lawsuit to be very overwhelming and stressful but Jason…
Jason Wolford and his team were extremely helpful when I had questions about my lease in a pinch. He was thoughtful, understanding and provided personalized and insightful advice. I feel confident Jason cares and knows his way around leases/tenant questions in San Francisco! Would highly recommend to almost anyone in the Bay Area.
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