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Tenant Issues

Wolford Wayne LLP is a tenant’s rights law firm dedicated to representing Bay Area tenants. We represent tenants in landlord-tenant disputes in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Santa Clara County.

Common Tenant Issues:

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1.21 Petitions

Although rent control applies to many properties in San Francisco, a landlord can impose an unlimited rent increase…

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California Tenant Law

The Tenant Protection Act has been protecting tenants in California since it went into effect in 2020 …

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Costa Hawkins

The Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act is a powerful state law enacted in 1995 that places limits on rent control…

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Ellis Act Evictions

The Ellis Act is a state law (Government Code Section 7060 et. seq.) designed to allow landlords to get …

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Evictions

In California, before a landlord can recover possession of your unit and/or file a lawsuit they must first provide …

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Illegal Units

An illegal unit is a residential dwelling unit that lacks a “certificate of final completion and occupancy.” …

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Lack of Heat

Landlords have a duty to provide tenants with a permanent source of heat …

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Mold Infestations

We provide representation in lawsuits on behalf of tenants who have been forced out of their rent …

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Oakland Tenant Law

Oakland tenants have many of the same tenant’s rights as tenants living in San Francisco …

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Owner Move-In Eviction

In San Francisco landlords can terminate a tenant’s tenancy through an owner move-in eviction …

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Pest Infestations

Mice, bedbugs, and other pests are not just a part of living in a city They are dangerous …

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Rent Increases

A landlord can increase rent without limitations whenever a unit becomes vacant. This is sometimes called “vacancy decontrol,” …

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Retaliation

California state law §1942.5 prohibits landlords from retaliating against tenants. Retaliation is both a defense in certain …

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Roommate Disputes

Not all landlord-tenant issues are between landlords and tenants. If you think you are being overcharged by your roommate …

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Security Deposits

When you move into a new unit you are typically required to pay a security deposit. One of the most common …

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Short Term Rentals

Renting out a bedroom or your apartment on short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and VRBO could put your tenancy at risk …

We pride ourselves on providing practical, affordable, and aggressive representation on behalf of residential tenants.

Our Office ONLY Represents Tenants, Never landlords.
Fees and Costs

Our Office ONLY Represents Tenants, Never landlords.

While some firms represent both landlords and tenants – essentially acting as hired guns for whoever has the money to pay them, we believe that the divide between landlords and tenants that exists in the Bay Area is one where you cannot play both sides.

As part of our dedication to tenant’s rights, our office is closely aligned with local non-profit housing rights organizations such as the San Francisco Tenants Union, Housing Rights Committee, and Eviction Defense Collaborative.

Fees and Costs

The majority of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis – meaning there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. We get paid when you get paid.

This allows us to represent clients of all economic backgrounds. To find out more about our fees and whether we can help you, contact us today for more information.

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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.

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