Rent increases

Mandy

I am disabled .I renting  a  room in the rooming house  .it's a  Living room converted into the bedroom  and living with   landlord and  many other tendency since May , 2009   the landlord was building extra rooms in her garage, & and kitchen,plus splits up the master bedroom into two  intended for many people to rent..without permits and breaking numerous city codes. we were have 10 people only  one bathroom to take shower . the house don't have  Air conditioner and heater  she even not allowed us  to use .I bought small portable heater.

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. 

Sebastopol Council to Discuss Rent Moratorium

The Sebastopol City Council, worried about pre-emptive rent hikes as it embarks on a study of tenant protection measures expected to last weeks or months, will consider adopting an emergency moratorium Tuesday that would temporarily cap rent increases at about 3 percent a year.

The emergency proposal would require four of five council members to vote for approval. If adopted, it would take effect immediately for 45 days, with the possibility of successive time extensions totaling two years altogether.

Bay Area Voter Guide

The November 2016 election ballot is daunting, to say the least, but there are some real gems at the city and county levels that renters and those who want to fight against gentrification and displacement don't want to miss. We've put together a simple flyer to use when you vote. This year, when you vote, you can help keep tenants in their homes! 5 cities are going to the ballot to pass rent control, which would collectively protect at least 125,000 people from displacement.

Renters Highlight Lack of Affordable Housing with National Day of Action

More than 110 million people in the United States are renters – a reflection of how the American dream of owning a home has increasingly become a fantasy. And many of those renters who cannot afford to buy a house are straining to pay rents that consume more and more of their incomes. According to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, one-quarter of renters in the U.S. pay more than half of their earnings on housing.

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.

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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