Category: Tenant Harassment

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

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 deals with tenant harassment, tenants' rights when being harassed, and best practices for dealing with... 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 at a tenant's private space can be a breach of a tenant’s quiet enjoyment, or... Read More