California state laws as well as local ordinances throughout the state have combined to create some of the most comprehensive, and most complex, tenant policies in the U.S. These laws include many protections against improper landlord conduct, but nevertheless landlords continue to violate the law and engage in unlawful behavior against tenants.
Unlawful conduct can vary widely, and tenants should always stand up for their rights. Doing so can be complicated, but experienced Oakland tenant lawyers can protect you and hold your landlord accountable. If you are a rent controlled tenant living in Oakland and believe your landlord overstepped their bounds, reach out to Wolford Wayne LLP to determine your options.
Our office routinely represents Oakland tenants in a variety of legal disputes. Some of the most common tenant’s rights issues we assist tenants with are:
You might not expect to experience any of these issues, but the reality is that even the most well intended landlords can violate their tenants’ rights. Whether or not the violation was intentional does not change your right to legal relief. Knowing where to begin can be difficult, we have answers. Contact the tenant’s rights attorneys at Wolford Wayne for a consultation to start standing up for your rights under the law.
Our firm has represented hundreds of Bay Area tenants. We often negotiate successful settlements with landlords without the need for trial. However, should a case proceed to court, our legal team includes experienced litigators who will not hesitate to face off against landlords in front of a judge. We take on individual landlords, midsize management companies, and corporate landlords for the benefit of our clients. We never represent landlords.
When you are concerned about your rights as a tenant in Oakland, you should never wait to seek a consultation with the legal team of Wolford Wayne LLP. We can assess your situation and advise you of the best legal options. Please contact us for more information today.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant in Russian Hill. Tenant was forced to vacate her illegal apartment in retaliation for reporting unlawful rent increases to the San Francisco Rent Board.Read More
Recovered for a single long-term tenant in San Francisco. Our client was forced to move out of his apartment as a result of extreme landlord harassment.Read More
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.Read More
Recovered on behalf of elderly, disabled tenant who was forced to move out of her rent-controlled San Francisco apartment of 50 years after landlord/owner failed to resolve numerous building code violations that remained outstanding for over a decade.Read More
Recovered on behalf of seven tenants living in a makeshift boarding house in East Palo Alto.Read More
Recovered on behalf of two former San Francisco tenants who were evicted via an Owner Move-In Eviction and owner failed to occupy the unit as her primary place of residence.Read More
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. Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant who was forced to vacate his home as a result of ongoing, disruptive construction and the owners’ refusal to provide him with alternative housing. Read More
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.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a tenant living in an illegal “in-law” unit. In this case, a new owner purchased the building and then demolished our client’s unit without permits while she was displaced for seismic retrofitting.Read More
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.Read More
Recovered for tenant who was injured when their stairway railing collapsed at the tenant’s Mission District apartment building.Read More
Recovered in action for a group of tenants forced to vacate their San Francisco apartment house due to severe habitability defects including mold and water leaks.Read More
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.