Tenant Troubles

Tenant Troubles: How do I get my roommate to leave?

Dave: How am I able to have my roommate, who was once was my domestic partner, to get him to leave my apartment?  He continues to possess the same...

Tenant Troubles: Can my landlord refuse to let me have a service animal?

Can a landlord legally refuse to rent to a tenant who owns a dog (service animal), if the prospective tenant is disabled and the dog helps his disability? If not,...

Tenant Troubles: Do landlords really have a secret ‘Rule of Seven?’

Editor’s note: It’s hard to be a renter in San Francisco these days; some landlords are constantly looking for ways to squeeze out more rent money, to replace long-term...

Tenant Troubles: Can a landlord take down my TV dish?

Editors note: It's hard to be a renter in San Francisco these days. Tenant lawyer Dave Crow is hear every week to answer your questions. Email him at askdave@48hills.org Can...

Tenant Troubles: Can my landlord spy on me?

Editors note: Tenant lawyer Dave Crow is here every Wednesday to answer your questions. Email askdave@48hills.org I’m a 14-year rent controlled tenant in the TenderNob. Two years ago, my landlord...

Tenant Troubles: Do we have to sue to get our deposit back?

Editor’s note: It’s hard to be a renter in San Francisco these days; some landlords are constantly looking for ways to squeeze out more rent money, to replace long-term...

Tenant Troubles: Can I get in trouble for breaking a lease?

I'm finding myself in the position of looking for an apt for the first time in a long time. I thought I ought to check some things out with...

Tenant troubles: My building is for sale — what should I do?

I live in 24-unit building in the Western Addition, built long before 1979. It is three stories and all of the units are either studios or one-bedrooms.  I've been...

Tenant Troubles: How do I fight an owner-move-in eviction?

Editor’s note: It’s hard to be a renter in San Francisco these days; some landlords are constantly looking for ways to squeeze out more rent money, to replace long-term...

Tenant Troubles: Can I add a new roommate to my lease?

Editor's note: It's hard to be a renter in San Francisco these days; some landlords are constantly looking for ways to squeeze out more rent money, to replace long-term...