In San Francisco, the local Rent Ordinance protects San Francisco tenants from wrongful eviction. It is illegal for a landlord to evict a tenant using unlawful eviction practices. Landlords who undertake a wrongful eviction of a tenant may be liable for substantial monetary damages.
The lawyers at Wolford Wayne LLP are passionate about fighting for San Francisco tenants who have experienced a wrongful eviction. The experienced tenant attorneys on our team will take the time to get to know you and your story and develop a strategy for legal action to hold your landlord accountable.
In the City of San Francisco a landlord must have one of sixteen “just causes” in order to evict a tenant. These include fault and “no fault” reasons for an eviction, including:
A wrongful eviction occurs when a landlord terminates a tenant’s tenancy 1) without a just cause or 2) with a just cause for owner move in or under Ellis but does not follow the requirements for how the property is used after the tenant moves out.
If you believe you were wrongfully evicted from your home, a wrongful eviction attorney from Wolford Wayne can help.
We understand the deep impact that a wrongful eviction can have on a tenant’s life. When tenants are forced out of their homes illegally, they are entitled to compensation which may include:
If you have been wrongfully evicted from your rental space, whether it be through threats, harassment, or other means, it is important to seek legal guidance. A wrongful eviction attorney from Wolford Wayne LLP will be your trusted advocate and help you seek compensation for any harm you’ve suffered.
Call our team today to discuss your San Francisco wrongful eviction case, or provide your case details online, and we will reach out to you.
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.