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Oakland Wrongful Eviction Attorneys

Oakland Wrongful Eviction Attorneys

Oakland Wrongful Eviction Attorneys

When you rent a home or apartment in Oakland, local ordinances provide you with strong rights as a tenant. For most rental units, these ordinances require that a landlord have “just cause” to evict a tenant legally. When a landlord forces you out without just cause or through other means like intimidation, this may qualify as a wrongful eviction.

Being unlawfully forced to leave your home can leave you feeling lost and unsure of the next steps to take. If this sounds like your situation, speak with the Oakland wrongful eviction attorneys at Wolford Wayne. We can review the facts, help determine if your landlord violated the law, and advise you on how to respond.

What is a Wrongful Eviction?

The Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance covers most rental units in Oakland. To legally evict a tenant from a covered unit, a landlord must have “just cause,” as listed by the ordinance. Some of these just causes include not paying rent or conducting illegal activity on the premises. Tenants should review the legal grounds for eviction in their city to be better prepared to identify a wrongful eviction if it happens.

Wrongful evictions happen in many ways. Here are just a few examples of actions that might qualify as wrongful eviction:

  •   You come home to find that the landlord has locked you out of your unit with all your belongings inside.
  •   Your landlord sends you threatening messages to force you to leave.
  •   You’re asked to leave the unit so the owner or their eligible relative can move in, but the owner or relative never moves in and instead re-rents the unit at a higher rate.

These are some common ways that wrongful eviction can happen, but there are many more. If you believe your eviction was illegal, contact our tenant’s rights law firm so we can review your situation and discuss your legal options.

Legal Relief in a Wrongful Eviction Lawsuit

  • When a wrongful eviction does happen, you may be entitled to financial compensation (known as damages) from your landlord through a wrongful eviction lawsuit. The damages available will depend on the exact circumstances of your case. At Wolford Wayne, our lawyers will help you seek the maximum compensation you can get and hold your landlord accountable for violating your rights. 
  • Damages that tenants might seek via a wrongful eviction lawsuit include:

    • Rent differential damages for losing your rent-controlled home
    • Costs associated with moving, such as storage or hotel bills
    • Compensation for emotional distress you experienced

Speak with Our Oakland Wrongful Eviction Attorneys Today to Discuss Your Case

When you uphold your end of a rental agreement, you should not have to worry about whether or not you’ll have a comfortable and safe home. Being wrongfully evicted robs you of that security and can leave you feeling vulnerable, not to mention angry. At Wolford Wayne, we are passionate about helping Oakland tenants protect their rights and taking legal action against landlords that act unlawfully.

If you’ve been wrongfully evicted from your home, we want to help. Please do not wait to contact our Oakland firm today to discuss how we can help you.

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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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