March 2022 Newsletter

Eviction Protections Ending, Unlawful Detainer Information, We Are Hiring!, Referral Partner Spotlight & Team Member Spotlight (Versión en Español)

Hello!

In our September 2021 newsletter, I shared information about law AB-832, which, among other things, protected tenants who earn 80% or less of the median income in their county and who were financially affected by COVID-19 from eviction from October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022. Although many California renters have availed themselves of the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, many applications remain pending. Tenants who are still waiting on rent assistance after March 31, 2022 will no longer be protected from eviction under AB-832. Sadly, a wave of evictions due to nonpayment of rent may be coming in April. The San Francisco Public Press published an article on March 1 that discusses the anticipated wave of evictions in California in greater detail. The publication also prepared a flow chart to explain the patchwork of state and local protections for renters who may be facing eviction.

To assist renters who may be facing eviction in the near future, we have added to our website a page consisting of frequently asked questions and answers about unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuits. These pages are available in both English and Spanish. Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may have questions about the eviction process.

Readers in the San Francisco Bay Area may have noticed billboards advertising Tenant Law Group’s services in various locations in San Francisco and Oakland. Here are a few photos:

As noted in our last newsletter, Tenant Law Group is hiring! We are looking for a sales and marketing professional to take on the role of our Chief Growth Officer. The primary responsibilities of the Chief Growth Officer are to oversee the process of acquiring new clients, manage both the new client intake and marketing departments, work with the CEO to achieve the firm’s goals, and ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the new client intake and marketing departments. This is a full-time position that will be responsible for critically important work. If you or someone you know may be interested in this or another available position, or one of our other open positions (for Litigation Attorney, Paralegal, and Closer Attorney), and would like to join one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States, visit this link for more information. In addition to being certified as a Great Place to Work, Tenant Law Group offers job perks that include 100% remote work (i.e., no commute); monthly reimbursement for use of a home office; full health, dental, and vision benefits; paid vacations, holidays, and sick leave in accordance with state law; and a retirement plan after the first calendar year of employment.

Thank you for your continued support of Tenant Law Group. If you or someone you know has been illegally displaced from a rent-controlled apartment; suffered discrimination or harassment in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, disability, genetic information, medical condition, citizenship, primary language, and/or immigration status; or otherwise been harmed by a landlord’s unlawful actions, please call (415) 915-7445 or follow this link to get started.

Warmest Wishes,

Eric L. Toscano
Founder & CEO

Referral Partner Spotlight

This month, Tenant Law Group’s Partner Spotlight is on Estavillo Law Group, a top-rated law firm with fifty years of combined experience in Real Estate and Foreclosure Law. Based in the California Bay Area, Estavillo Law Group treats each client with a unique, personalized approach that is designed to help them achieve their individual goals and offers a big firm experience with the highest quality results but at a small firm price in order to keep clients’ costs down. Their real estate attorneys handle all disputes involving purchase and sale or lease agreements (performance, non-disclosure, misrepresentation, and construction) including title, boundary dispute, and easement litigation, defects or deficiencies in new construction, mechanic’s liens, lender documentation and construction contracts. Their foreclosure attorneys have an over 90% success rate at keeping people in their homes who have faced an imminent foreclosure. They represent families who are being foreclosed upon or foresee foreclosure in the near future. Their team has extensive knowledge of the law, persistent discovery practices, a winning focus, and experience utilizing expert witnesses. If you or anyone you know is in need of a strong real estate or foreclosure attorney, we highly recommend you contact Estavillo Law Group for a free consultation at info@estavillolaw.com, (888) 982-0599, or by clicking here.

Team Member Spotlight

Aser G. Tolentino, Esq. joined Tenant Law Group in March 2020. His practice focuses on counseling clients in landlord-tenant matters, advising them of their rights, and recommending a course of action to help them achieve their desired outcome.

Aser graduated from the University of California, Davis with honors in 2007, majoring in political science and history. He continued his education at UC Davis School of Law where he graduated Order of the Coif (top 5%) in 2010. His legal practice after graduation focused on criminal prosecution, serving as an acting deputy district attorney for Placer County through 2011. After losing all usable vision, he transitioned to the vocational rehabilitation field, where he worked as an assistive technology instructor and digital accessibility consultant with Society for the Blind in Sacramento from 2015 to 2020.

Aser grew up on Air Force bases located around the Pacific Rim before settling in Sacramento, California. In his free time, he travels worlds digital and real with his wife Megan and guide dog Dixie. When he and Megan first met, they bonded over a mutual love of Star Wars, books, and games! Aser has been quoted in a wide range of media including television and radio, Time Magazine Online, and the fan site The Mary Sue on matters related to digital accessibility. He also contributed work to the Fate Accessibility Toolkit, a game supplement which was nominated for the 2020 Nebula Award for best game writing.

Happy two year “workiversary,” Aser!

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