Berkeley Wrongful Eviction Lawyer

Berkeley Wrongful Eviction Lawyer

Berkeley Wrongful Eviction Lawyer

Most Berkeley tenants are protected under a local rent law that sets out when and how landlords can evict tenants. It is illegal for a landlord to evict a tenant without following the laws for evictions.

If a landlord wrongfully evicts a tenant, the evicted tenant may have grounds to bring a lawsuit against that landlord. Our firm, Wolford Wayne, represents tenants who have been wrongfully evicted from their homes. Tenants who have been wrongfully evicted are entitled to compensation for losing their rent-controlled home. We can help.

Our Berkeley wrongful eviction lawyers will take the time to understand your story and fully explain your options. We have years of experience, and we know the law regarding evictions.

The Law Is Clear: Landlords Must Go Through the Courts to Evict You Lawfully

There are very specific laws in place for evicting a tenant in Berkeley. As the Berkeley Rent Board explains, a landlord can only evict a tenant by:

  • Giving the tenant a proper written notice for eviction, such as failure to pay rent, disturbing the peace, damaging the premises, or engaging in any other problem that would give the landlord “just cause” to evict the tenant;
  • Pursuing a claim for eviction by filing a Complaint for Unlawful Detainer with the Alameda County court if the tenant does not vacate or resolve the claimed violation.

You Can File a Lawsuit If a Landlord Evicted You Wrongfully

While there are legal procedures for eviction in Berkeley, not all landlords follow the law. Some Landlords do not have a legal means of evicting a tenant, don’t know the law, or simply think they can get away with forcing a tenant out without consequences.

Tenants who are forced to vacate their home by a landlord without them going through the legal process or under false pretenses may have grounds for a lawsuit for wrongful eviction. Damages in these cases may include:

  • Loss of use damages related to being forced out of your rent controlled home
  • Emotional distress damages
  • Moving and out-of-pocket expenses
  • Any other damages resulting from the wrongful eviction in Berkeley

Wolford Wayne LLP Will Fight for the Compensation You Deserve After a Wrongful Eviction in Berkeley

The attorneys at Wolford Wayne LLP are passionate about fighting for Berkeley residents who have suffered a wrongful eviction. We believe in leveling the playing field and holding landlords accountable, and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of Bay Area tenants.* We also handle wrongful eviction cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do.

We work with our clients every step of the way to pursue their claims, starting from our initial call and continuing through trial if need be to ensure you get justice. Our firm ONLY represents tenants, never landlords so you never have to wonder whose side we’re on.

Call Wolford | Wayne LLP today or contact us online to discuss your specific situation. We will put our years of knowledge and experience to work for you.


*Past results do not guarantee an outcome, as each and every case is different.

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For more information or to discuss your legal situation, call us today at (415) 649-6203 for a phone consultation or submit an inquiry below. Please note our firm can only assist tenants residing in San Francisco, Oakland & Berkeley.

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