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The firm represents tenants that have been injured due to uninhabitable conditions in their rental units or have been forced out of their home because of the conditions. When you need a lawyer, you want someone to be on your side, whether you are injured or you need help resolving a dispute. As my client, your interests come first. When I meet with you, I will give you straightforward and thoughtful advice so you can make the best informed decision about how to proceed. Once we decide together how to proceed, I will zealously advocate for you to get the best results possible.
Claims for your landlord illegally, wrongfully, or constructively forcing you to vacate your rental unit. There are state laws to protect tenants, such as for retaliatory eviction when you have made complaints about repairs. There are local laws to protect tenants in certain rent-controlled and eviction-controlled jurisdictions, including San Francisco and Oakland.
San Francisco Administrative Code section 37.9; and Oakland Municipal Code section 8.422.360.
Claims for your landlord harassing you verbally or physically with the intent to force you to leave the premises. To protect tenants, there are state laws and laws specific to certain cities, like rent-controlled jurisdictions in San Francisco and Oakland.
San Francisco Administrative Code section 37.9 and Oakland Municipal Code section 8.422.60.
Claims for your landlord moving into your unit (commonly called OMI) without intending to live there. There are specific requirements under local ordinances, like the San Francisco Rent Ordinance.
San Francisco Administrative Code section 37.9.
Claims for your landlord failing to keep your rental unit safe, habitable, and livable. Green v. Superior Court, 10 Cal. 3d 616 (1974). Issues include mold, mildew, water intrusion, vermin, bedbugs, lack of heat and other utilities, and general unsafe conditions. There are state laws and laws in local jurisdictions about performing the proper repairs. Claims include breach of the implied warranty of habitability, breach of the statutory warranty of habitability, breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment, negligence, and nuisance.
When you need a lawyer, you want someone to be on your side, whether you are injured or you need help resolving a dispute. As my client, your interests come first.
Granahan Law, P.C.
235 Montgomery, Ste 440
San Francisco, CA 94104
Failure to Repair
If your landlord or property manager is not taking care of your home, it can be a very frustrating and upsetting time. California state law requires that a landlord keep your rental unit safe, habitable, and livable. The law lists issues that are considered “untenantable,” which means unlivable: Waterproofing and weather protection, including unbroken windows […]
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