California Tenant Rights Attorneys
If you live in an apartment or other rental property and need help with enforcing your rights under a lease, prosecuting a wrongful eviction, or asserting habitability issues, contact a knowledgeable California and San Francisco tenant lawyer at Bradshaw & Associates. Our lawyers for tenants have in-depth knowledge of California housing law and local rent control ordinances in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. A tenant lawyer can help you if you believe your landlord is breaking the lease, or if you believe an eviction or rent increase notice is unlawful. Bradshaw & Associates has experience protecting the tenants rights of San Francisco residents.
Eviction. How easy or difficult it is for your landlord to evict you depends a great deal on such factors as whether you’re named on the lease, whether you live in a house or an apartment, whether you live in a rent control community, and even how old your building is. At Bradshaw & Associates, we’ll analyze your case under California law, your local ordinances, and the terms of your lease to identify your rights precisely in an unlawful detainer proceeding. Based on our assessment of your legal situation and our thorough investigation of the facts of the case, we can represent you in a wrongful eviction claim. Another problem we can help with is roommate eviction. Bradshaw & Associates is the tenant attorney San Francisco renters trust to protect themselves from wrongful evictions.
Rent Increases. If you live in a rent control city, your landlord’s right to raise your rent is sharply limited by many factors, such as the rate of inflation, the value of capital improvements, and your building’s recent experience with utilities costs. Whether you’re concerned about a notice of rent increase or a petition before the Rent Board by your landlord to raise your rent substantially, we can advise you of your rights and represent you before the Rent Board to contest the increase.
Habitability Issues. Our Bay Area habitability issues attorneys can help you if your building or unit has unsafe or substandard conditions, which can include problems with heat, toxic mold, silica dust, or even vermin.
Other Tenants’ Issues. We represent tenants and renters on problems involving occupancy and tenancy, as in cases where no original named lessee remains at your residence. We can also advise you on problems relating to housing discrimination, parking, security deposit disputes, so-called illegal units or in-law apartments, and owner-occupied duplexes or fourplexes.
While there are more extensive renters rights in San Francisco then in many other cities, exercising tenants rights requires experience the legal system. For additional information and a free consultation, contact an experienced San Francisco tenant lawyer at Bradshaw & Associates.