Housing conditions/habitability

Tobener Ravenscroft LLP

Tenant lawyers serving San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Fremont, San Rafael, Berkeley and surrounding Bay Area cities. We stop landlord harassment, refusal to repair, and wrongful evictions. In rent-controlled jurisdictions, we fight illegal rent increases, landlord move-in evictions (OMIs and RMIs), Ellis Act evictions, and evictions for renovations and capital improvements. 

Offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose

Giampaoli Law

Giampaoli Law is the solo practice of Lisa Giampaoli, attorney at law. Giampaoli Law only represents tenants, NEVER landlords, in habitability issues, retaliation/harassment cases, and eviction defense. 

Renters Unite to Demand Affordable Housing, Action Against Slumlords

San Diegans marched to city hall to hand over 5,000 petitions calling for rent control and 200 code compliance complaints against slumlords.

Renters and activists gathered at 4th and Broadway in downtown San Diego Thursday afternoon. They said they were fed up with slumlords and were demanding action.

This rally is part of a national day of action, calling for a freeze on all rent increases and a national livable rent standard to keep rents to 30 percent of a families' income.

Tenants Frustrated with Large National Rental Company

A growing trend in home rentals is leaving some Tampa Bay area tenants with a headache. They say it's nearly impossible to get big company landlords to fix any problems.

"It's unbelievable. Unbelievable," said renter Rey Gonzalez.

That's how he describes what it's like to deal with his landlord American Homes 4 Rent. He's had troubles from the day he moved into his Brandon home.

"I'm not confident in their response to help, address themselves and fix it," Gonzalez said.

Raquel

I was the on-site manager. I was fired for fixing the apartments to gov code . I was doing my job. Owners were not in compliance with housing standards . Now they have sent people to break my windows they have been harassing me for months now. I have also been served with a three day notice. 

Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco

Our Tenant Advocacy Project offers eviction prevention legal services. The goal is to find a resolution before it reaches a point of eviction or homelessness. This project is currently undergoing some structural changes and is not operational. In the meantime, tenants should use our Lawyer Referral service if they need assistance. Tenants can also check the JDC website for updates on the status of the Tenant Advocacy project.

 

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