27 May 2015

15 Rental Rights Every San Franciscan Should Know

*This article was researched and written with help from tenant attorney and Broke-Ass Stuart columnist Daniel Wayne.  To learn more about your rights as a tenant check out out Daniel’s other articles here or his website.  Did you know that not all buildings in San Francisco are protected by rent control? Did

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07 May 2015

Cash For Keys – Tenant Buyouts Explained

Negotiating a Buyout of Your Rent Controlled Apartment QS: I live in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco. My landlord recently asked me if I would be interested in a buyout of my tenancy. What do I need to know about tenant buyouts? A:   What is a Buyout? Buyouts are

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06 May 2015

FREE Workshop For Renters, Know Your Rights!

  Tenant leaders hold bootcamps to crack down on “gotcha evictions” San Francisco — Following a report showing a disturbing new trend in evictions, the San Francisco Tenants Union and statewide tenant advocate Dean Preston are launching a new renters rights project to fight back. Known as Tenant Rights Bootcamps,

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23 Apr 2015

ASK A TENANTS RIGHT’S LAWYER: Protecting Your Rent Controlled Apartment

Ask a Tenants Right’s Lawyer is your chance to learn how to survive as a renter in San Francisco. Every few weeks attorney Daniel Wayne will answer a different question making it so that you have all the info you need to keep you in your home. Got a question? Send

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14 Apr 2015

Ask a Grown Up: What the Hell is Social Security, Anyways?

Welcome back Broke-Asses!  Hang onto your hookahs, this week’s column will seem TL;DR, but these 1,500 words are critically important to your future well being (and, ability to afford a private nurse to change your poopy Depends™ far in the future).  That’s right!  We’re segueing from talking about faking boyfriends

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09 Apr 2015

Tiny Baby, Tiny Apartment (Part 5): Going Back to Work Sucks Balls

You just had a baby and you’re cruising through maternity leave.  Five minutes ago your baby was a newborn — a cozy little blob of goo who slept peacefully on your chest between feedings.  Now she yells and laughs, she kicks you and yanks your hair.  She faces out in

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09 Apr 2015

Rent Is Too Damn High in New York City…even for Toys “R” Us

For most New Yorkers rental payments come too soon and the cost cannot make up for what their paychecks can account for. City life has always been about connections, culture, and easy access to transportation and health care. But few people thought that this would come at the great cost of unbearable living spaces. Apartment sharing, unsafe

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