Most broke-ass San Franciscans know that the San Francisco Tenants Union helps thousands of folks every year with volunteers counseling tenants six days a week. What you might not know is that the Tenants Union also fights for stronger protections at City Hall, and at the ballot box.
Ask a Tenant Attorney is your chance to learn how to survive as a tenant in San Francisco. In each edition Tenant’s Rights Attorney Daniel Wayne addresses a different issue for residential tenants. In this edition we discuss two laws tenants NEED to know in order to avoid losing their rent control. For
San Francisco residents Rachel Smith and Shawna White were struck by tragedy this September when their roommate Ramon suddenly died from a heart attack. “When we realized he was the only name on our lease and that we were going to lose our rent control, that was when the real tears started.”
This comes from our friends at the San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America. Ready to take down homelessness in SF? Ready to make sure all these new condos that are being built have rent control? (They don’t right now!) Ready for a progressive, equitable, diverse SF? Then come out for sunny
There’s an important measure on the ballot this November that, if passed, will lead to far more rent control in San Francisco and the rest of California. It’s called Prop. 10.
I first moved to San Francisco when I was 21 for an internship in the booking department at Bill Graham Presents. It was the summer of 2002, a simply magical time in my life, and the genesis of the over 15-year love affair I’ve had with The City.
There are new rent control ordinances in several cities across the bay area. From Richmond to Mountain view, be aware of your rights as a tenant.
Ask a Tenants’ Rights Lawyer is your chance to learn how to survive as a tenant in San Francisco. Tenant’s Rights Attorney Daniel Wayne has a lot of the information you need to keep you in your home. This month’s topic: roommate rights and relationships. For more posts from Daniel