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Being evicted is never an ideal scenario. Not only is it traumatic to be displaced from your home, but the end result can be difficult to move on from. You're left with stress and uncertainty about being able to easily find a place with a mark on your record. Where do you go from there? Read on to learn about what you should know about renting after an eviction in the Bay Area.
In San Francisco, under the Rent Ordinance, you can be evicted for numerous reasons, including nonpayment of your rent or violating your lease agreement in some way. Regardless of the reason for the eviction, it's something that you don't want on your record; it can be difficult to find your next housing opportunity.
The current state of evictions during the pandemic has made things different, albeit temporarily. An eviction moratorium blocks evictions for people that can't pay rent, but they still owe the money and will have to pay it eventually. It's important to keep up with the latest news concerning this because it’s constantly changing.
If you believe that you were wrongfully evicted, you can petition the court. For instance, if the required documents were not properly served to you, then the court may be more likely to rule for you. If the eviction was based on a lease violation and you can prove that you didn't violate it, you could get the eviction removed.
Obviously, your ideal situation is to get the eviction removed. However, that's not always possible. Here are some tips to help you rent after you have an eviction on your record:
If you're in position, it's best to avoid getting an eviction in the first place. When you're having trouble making your rent payments, you can contact your landlord to look into the possibility of a payment plan. In some cases, they may want to try to work something out with you and avoid evicting you rather than renting to a new tenant.
Being evicted impacts your present situation, as well as your future. If you're trying to head off eviction or need more information about the eviction process, help is available. Discuss your situation with a skilled tenants' rights attorney at Wolford Wayne who can assist you and be on your side. Contact us today.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Recovered for a single long-term tenant in San Francisco. Our client was forced to move out of his apartment as a result of extreme landlord harassment.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Recovered on behalf of a San Francisco tenant who was forced to vacate his home as a result of ongoing, disruptive construction and the owners’ refusal to provide him with alternative housing. Read More
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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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. Read More
Recovered on behalf of seven tenants living in a makeshift boarding house in East Palo Alto.Read More
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.Read More
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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.Read More
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 the Bay Area.