August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019

Happy Friday!

Since our June newsletter, three new individuals have joined our growing team. On July 1, Katrina C. Decker, Esq. joined the firm as trial counsel. On July 16, Eduardo Pliego Blanquetjoined the firm as a Client Relations Specialist, overseeing the intake of all prospective new clients. And just yesterday, August 1, Kathleen S.F. Leuty rejoined the firm as our Legal Assistant, having previously assisted the firm by conducting intakes and onboarding new clients. Kathleen is taking over for Megan Pham, who will be starting her first year at UC Hastings this month. On behalf of all of us at Tenant Law Group, we thank Megan for everything and wish her good luck!

If you're interested in joining our growing team, regardless of your physical location, visit our website to learn more about available positions.

In this month’s e-newsletter, we discuss tenant rights that cannot be signed away in a lease.

Thank you for your continued support of Tenant Law Group. If you or someone you know has been displaced from a rent-controlled apartment without legal justification, harassed by a landlord, or believe his or her rights as a renter have been violated, contact us. We offer complimentary case evaluations to all prospective clients.

Best wishes,

Eric L. Toscano
CEO & Managing Attorney

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Tenant Rights That Cannot Be Signed Away in a Lease

Many Bay Area landlords present tenants with take-it-or-leave-it leases that are usually one-sided in that they disfavor tenants. Fortunately, California law protects tenants in this scenario.
This blog summarizes the rights a tenant cannot waive (i.e., give up) under California law even if the lease says otherwise. In other words, if you’ve signed a lease saying you have given up any of these protected rights, the landlord can’t enforce those parts of the lease. The law simply ignores them...

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