Representative Case Results

We have assisted hundreds of tenants throughout the Bay Area in a wide range of situations, including eviction lawsuits, buyout negotiations, rent board hearings, and affirmative lawsuits against landlords. Below are some recent case results we have obtained for clients. We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars. Past results do not guarantee an outcome as each and every case is different.

$700,000

Recovered for long-term rent-controlled tenant in San Francisco forced to move out of his apartment as a result extreme landlord harassment.

$575,000

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.

$525,000

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.

$450,000

Recovered for tenant who was injured when their stairway railing collapsed at the tenant's Mission District apartment building.

$300,000

Recovered on behalf of three long-term San Francisco tenants who were constructively evicted due to nuisance conditions created by downstairs commercial tenant which the landlord failed to address.

$560,000

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.

$325,000

Confidential settlement on behalf of seven tenants in East Palo Alto who were forced to move out of their homes due to the landlord's failure to maintain a safe living environment, leaving several of them homeless.

$275,000

Recovered in constructive eviction action on behalf of two 14 year tenants in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood. Tenants were living in what they later learned was an illegal in-law unit and were forced to move after years of harassment from their landlord and substandard living conditions.

$300,000

Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant in Russian Hill. Tenant was forced to vacate her illegal apartment in retaliation for reporting an 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.

$450,000

Recovered in action for group of tenants forced to vacate their San Francisco apartment house due to severe habitability defects including mold and water leaks.

Summary Judgment

Victory on behalf of a residential tenant in Oakland who was facing an eviction lawsuit. Our office filed a motion for summary judgment which was granted by the Court, and recovered all fees and costs for our client.

Summary Judgment

Tenant granted summary judgment in their favor in an eviction lawsuit filed by landlord on claim that use of illegal unit constituted a nuisance in violation of San Francisco Rent Ordinance.

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