October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Since our August newsletter, six new individuals have joined our growing team.  On September 3, Negad A. Zaky, Esq. joined the firm as Trial Counsel.  Negad previously served as a Deputy Public Defender with the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office.  He has conducted thirteen jury trials to summation, several more that resolved prior to summation, and three bench trials; and has represented over one thousand clients in a variety of legal settings.

On September 10, Violeta E. Gonzalez Fuentes joined the firm as Receptionist; on September 18, Ryan M. Herrera, Esq. joined the firm as an attorney; on September 23, Nichelle R. Perez joined the firm as Legal Assistant; and, most recently Pawanpreet Kaur and Yuki Hirai, both second-year law students at UC Davis School of Law (King Hall), joined the firm as law clerks.  We are excited to welcome everyone to the team!

Last week, Negad and I completed a bench trial before the Honorable Richard B. Ulmer, Jr. in San Francisco Superior Court.  Tenant Law Group represented three plaintiffs, all former tenants of the two defendants.  Judge Ulmer is expected to issue a verdict at some point in October.

In this month’s e-newsletter, we discuss rent control: what it is, how it works, and what it means for Bay Area tenants.

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

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, call us today at (415) 915-7445.  We offer complimentary case evaluations to all prospective clients.

Best Wishes,

Eric L. Toscano


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What is Rent Control?


Which Cities in the Bay Area Have Rent Control, and Why?

If you want to rent a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, you can expect to pay an average of $3,303.00 a month. That’s a big chunk of monthly income for many Bay Area residents and the reason many individuals and families moving to the Bay Area find it impossible to secure affordable housing. And while the price of new rentals in many Bay Area cities is high, the median rent in cities with rent control and eviction control is significantly less. That’s because their buildings are rent-controlled and in these buildings, landlords are limited as to how much they can raise the rent each year.
Rent control laws vary from city to city. Find below a general summary of the ordinances enacted in several Bay Area cities...

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