Most Oakland Tenants are protected under local rental laws. Included is the right to bring a lawsuit against a landlord that is harassing you. Your landlord can not display forceful, threatening, or menacing conduct toward you, use any aggressive methods to get you to comply with their wishes, or act in any way that interferes with your “quiet enjoyment of the premises.” In most cases, the goal of the harassment is to get you to move out.
Harassment by a landlord is illegal. At Wolford Wayne LLP, we represent Oakland tenants who have been illegally evicted from their homes, including those forced to leave a rent-controlled unit due to harassment from their landlord. Our dedicated tenant’s rights law firm has extensive experience representing tenants in Oakland, and we never represent landlords so you never have to wonder whose side we are on. Unlike many law firms ALL we do is represent tenants. If you believe your landlord is attempting to force you out with harassing behavior, contact our office today to learn how we may be able to help.
Most rental units in Oakland are subject to the city’s Rent Adjustment Program, which limits a landlord’s ability to raise rent on an occupied unit. This means landlords are especially motivated to replace long-term tenants so they can raise the rent. Without a legitimate reason to evict a tenant, some landlords will do their best to make tenants feel uncomfortable enough to move out on their own. Unfortunately, many tenants are not aware of their rights in this situation, and landlords take advantage of that.
The first thing you should do if you are being harassed by your landlord is to contact an Oakland tenant’s rights attorney.
In addition to speaking with an attorney, there are a few other things you can do to help your case:
If you or a loved one is being harassed by a landlord, don’t wait any longer. At Wolford Wayne LLP, our experienced team of tenant’s rights attorneys is here to help you. We only represent tenants in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley, so you’ll never have to worry about whose side we’re on. Contact us today to get more information about what we do and to discuss your legal situation.
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.