Stories about Tenant Troubles

Tenant Troubles: What Prop. 10 is really about

“Local governments are on the front lines of managing homelessness, displacement and gentrification. They need the ability to stop the bleeding. Proposition 10 would give them an additional option...

Tenant Troubles: My washer broke — should I sign a lease?

Tenant lawyer Dave Crow is hear every week to answer your questions. Email him at askdave@48hills.org or click here to contact him directly here. I have lived in a rent-controlled...

Tenant Troubles: Can I add two roommates? Should I?

Tenant lawyer Dave Crow is hear every week to answer your questions. Email him at askdave@48hills.org or click here to contact him directly here. I was researching on how to...

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...