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… 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… 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… Read more »

How to Deal with Tenant Harassment

The term “tenant harassment” gets thrown around a lot by tenants to describe how their landlords treat them. In reality we each have our interpretation of what makes something harassment. But in San Francisco there is a law that actually spells out what unlawful tenant harassment is. In this article we’ll discuss how the law… Read more »

Can My Landlord Spy on Me?

The use of surveillance cameras by landlords may be legal. It also may constitute tenant harassment. Whether surveillance cameras are permissible depends on many factors, including location and use. Common Areas vs. Personal Space Tenants have a right to privacy in their home. Landlords cannot use cameras to track a tenant’s personal life. Pointing cameras… Read more »