Category: Tenant Harassment

Tenants’ Privacy Rights: What You Need to Know

What You Should Know About Tenants' Privacy Rights

These days we give up a certain degree of privacy just so that we can perform basic duties, enjoy certain benefits, and generally live our lives. However, it's one thing to sacrifice a few inconveniences online, but it is entirely different to have essential privacy rights violated in the comfort and sanctity of your own living space. Your right to privacy is a fundamental renting right. General Privacy Rights Prior... Read More

What Constitutes Tenant Sexual Harassment?

What Everyone Should Know about Tenant Sexual Harassment

When the term "sexual harassment" comes up, it's often in the context of employment, such as the ubiquitous #Metoo movement. However, a predator can sexually harass an individual in many settings besides the workplace. This includes when someone is renting or purchasing property. Californians are protected under the federal Fair Housing Act, as well as the California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA). These acts forbid landlords/owners (which refers to private... Read More

Common Types of Bay Area Tenant Harassment

Common Types of Tenant Harassment

Like all relationships, the landlord -  tenant relationship can take various forms. Often, it can have an adversarial tone to it and sometimes it's just the usual ups and downs. But other times, it can go too far if the landlord crosses the line into tenant harassment. Sadly, it's not unusual for landlords to harass their tenants to get them to leave, especially if they have rent and eviction control.... Read More

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