The house or apartment you rent is your home, and if you have been discriminated against, harassed, mistreated, or evicted illegally by your landlord, it can make your life exceptionally difficult. It’s important to know, however, that you have legal rights as a tenant, and an experienced San Francisco landlord dispute attorney can help you protect them.
San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the nation to live in, and if you’re being treated unfairly by your landlord – or the home or apartment you rent is in jeopardy – it amounts to far more than an inconvenience. If your landlord is attempting to illegally raise the cost of your rent-controlled apartment, is attempting to force you out altogether (without legal cause), or refuses to address uninhabitable conditions – it’s time to take legal action.
Depending upon the circumstances of your landlord dispute, you may be able to seek compensation, including:
Speak with a dedicated landlord dispute attorney about your rights and your rightful compensation.
Common legal concerns that tenants tend to face (and/or need legal guidance in relation to) include:
The fact is that if you are having an issue with your landlord, it can affect your life in surprisingly negative ways, and ignoring the issue is unlikely to make it go away – or to help your situation. Reaching out to a dedicated San Francisco landlord dispute attorney earlier rather than later can help rectify the situation you’re dealing with – while protecting your legal rights.
If you’re suffering as a result of your landlord’s abuse or are living in fear of losing your apartment illegally, the seasoned San Francisco landlord dispute attorneys at Wolford Wayne may be able to help. We have the compassion, experience, and drive to successfully defend tenants against landlords who act unlawfully. You have a right to a safe and habitable home and you have important legal rights in this arena – so please don’t wait to contact us for more information about how we can help you 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.