It is illegal for a landlord to terminate a tenant’s tenancy without a “just cause” for eviction and following the legal process. If your landlord has forced you to vacate without following the law you may have a basis to sue them for wrongful eviction.
Tenants who have been wrongfully evicted may be entitled to substantial financial compensation, including damages for: loss of your rent-controlled unit; overpayment of rent; emotional distress damages; moving expenses; and attorney’s fees.
If you believe you’ve been wrongfully evicted, consider speaking with one of our qualified Berkeley wrongful eviction lawyers. The lawyers at Wolford Wayne have the experience you need to help you obtain justice for your wrongful eviction.
A wrongful eviction occurs when a landlord terminates a tenant’s tenancy without a “just cause.” This can show up in several different ways, including:
If you have been the victim of a wrongful eviction you may be able to sue your landlord for substantial financial damages. Be advised that there are limitations on when you can bring a lawsuit (known as a statute of limitations) so it is important that you speak with a Berkeley wrongful eviction attorney as soon as you suspect that you may have been illegally forced out of your home.
At Wolford Wayne, we believe strongly in helping tenants stand up to bad landlords. With rents being among the highest in the country, for many of our clients, being forced to vacate means being forced to leave the Bay Area altogether. Our goal is to hold landlords accountable and discourage them from breaking the law so that tenants can live in peace. To discuss your options and see how we can help with your wrongful eviction case, speak with us today.
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco couple who were forced to give up their home of over twenty years after their landlord's dog attacked and killed their dog.
Recovered on behalf of an Oakland tenant who suffered a serious injury due to her landlord's negligent maintenance of her home.
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant who suffered personal injuries and was forced to vacate his home of fifteen years after dealing with many months of environmental contamination and disruptive and nuisance construction conditions.
Recovered on behalf of a group of 30 tenants living in an SRO in San Francisco who were living with horrendous conditions in their rent controlled apartments, including rodents, bedbugs, mold, water leaks, and harassment.
Recovered on behalf of three families living in a building in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood who were forced to live with substandard conditions for years as a result of their landlord's negligence, including issues with lack of heat, lack of hot water, and cockroach/rat infestations.
Recovered on behalf of a couple living in a rent-controlled home in the outer Sunset neighborhood. Our clients were forced to vacate after the landlord served them with an Owner Move-In Eviction Notice. After the landlords failed to move into the property, our clients filed suit for wrongful eviction.
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant in Russian Hill. The tenant was forced to vacate her illegal apartment in retaliation for reporting unlawful rent increases to the San Francisco Rent Board. Our client was forced to vacate after her landlord served our client with a series of eviction notices and told her the apartment was unsafe to live in.
Recovered for a long-term tenant in San Francisco. Our client was forced to move out of his apartment as a result of extreme landlord harassment.
Recovered on behalf of three long-term tenants in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood who were constructively evicted due to noise and nuisance conditions created by their downstairs neighbors, which the owner refused to address.
Recovered on behalf of an elderly, disabled San Francisco tenant who was forced to move out of her rent-controlled San Francisco apartment of 50 years after the landlord/owner failed to resolve numerous building code violations that remained outstanding for over a decade.
Recovered on behalf of seven tenants living in a makeshift boarding house in East Palo Alto.
Recovered on behalf of two San Francisco tenants who were wrongfully evicted via a fraudulent owner move-in eviction where the owner failed to occupy the property as their principal place of residence.
Recovered on behalf of an elderly long-term tenant who was forced to vacate her long San Francisco apartment as a result of her landlord's refusal to address longstanding defective conditions, including lack of heat, mold, rodent infestations, and defective plumbing.
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant who was forced to vacate his home as a result of ongoing, disruptive construction and the owner's refusal to provide him with alternative housing.
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco family that was constructively evicted from their home in the Richmond District as a result of unlawful rent increases, defective conditions, and tenant harassment.
Recovered on behalf of a tenant living in an illegal unit who was wrongfully evicted. Our client was forced to vacate under false pretenses while her landlord undertook supposedly necessary construction and then was never allowed to return.
Recovered on behalf of two long term San Francisco tenants who were fraudulently evicted from their home of over twenty years under the pretext of an owner move-in eviction.
Recovered for a San Francisco tenant who was injured when her stairway railing collapsed.
Recovered in action for a group of tenants forced to vacate their San Francisco apartment due to severe habitability defects, including mold and water leaks.