Category: Subletting

Common But Unenforceable Bay Area Lease Terms

Common But Unenforceable Bay Area Lease Terms

It was the apartment of your dreams, so you signed the lease without giving it much thought. But now there are problems. And you don’t know what to do. Afterall, you signed the lease and now you have no choice. Not so fast. A lease is a contract and as such, it must be in… Read more »

Rent Gouging

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Rent control is a huge benefit for tenants. However, there are some master tenants who take advantage of the high cost of rent in the Bay Area by overcharging roommates. While some tenants may feel they have a right to charge a roommate whatever they want, the Rent Ordinance forbids master tenants from rent gouging.… Read more »

Roommate Rights Explained

Depending on your lease (or lack thereof), your rights in relation to your landlord and housemates might vary a great deal. There are a number of different dynamics that come up in landlord/tenant situations and each one carries with it different rights and responsibilities. This month we explore these relationships and how they affect your… Read more »