Threatened By Your Landlord? Let Us Help!
In the San Francisco Bay Area, many types of landlord threats are illegal. In several Bay Area cities, it is illegal for a landlord or anyone under the landlord’s authority to do any of the following in bad faith:
- Interrupt, terminate, or fail to provide housing services promised in a contract or required by law;
- Fail to provide repairs or maintenance promised by contract or required by law;
- Fail to complete work once started or fail to follow proper practices to minimize exposure to noise, lead, mold, asbestos, or other building materials harmful to your health;
- Abuse the landlord’s right of access;
- Influence or attempt to influence a tenant to give up possession of a rental unit, using fraud, intimidation, or coercion, including raising the rent of a rent-controlled unit above market rate;
- Accompany an offer of payment to vacate with threats of force or intimidation;
- Continue to offer offers of payment to vacate when a tenant has stated they no longer wished to receive offers of payment to vacate;
- Threaten a tenant through words or gestures with harm;
- Violate anti-discrimination laws;
- Interfere with a tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment;
- Refuse to accept a lawful rent payment;
- Refuse to cash a rent payment for over thirty days;
- Interfere with a tenant’s right to privacy;
- Request information that interferes with a tenant’s right to privacy such residence or citizenship status, or social security number; or
- Engage in “[o]ther repeated acts or omissions of such significance as to substantially interfere with or disturb the comfort, repose, peace or quiet of any person lawfully entitled to occupancy of such dwelling unit and that cause, are likely to cause, or are intended to cause any person lawfully entitled to occupancy of a dwelling unit to vacate such dwelling unit or to surrender or waive any rights in relation to such occupancy.”
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About Tenant Law Group
Founded in 2016, Tenant Law Group is one of the largest law firms in the United States dedicated exclusively to representing renters.
We help California tenants who have been illegally evicted, discriminated against, harassed, or forced to endure uninhabitable living conditions recover money for their losses. We also offer virtual attorney consultations, during which tenants can meet with an attorney via Zoom or by phone for legal advice.
We are committed to growing our firm as rapidly as possible to serve the approximately 17 million Californians who are renters. In 2022, Inc. 5000 recognized Tenant Law Group as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. Of the 42 law firms on the 2022 Inc. 5000 List, Tenant Law Group ranked #22 among them (#3,448 overall). Law Firm 500 has recognized Tenant Law Group as one of the fastest growing law firms in the country in each of its three years of eligibility: #22 in 2019, #12 in 2020, and #40 in 2021.
Our attorneys, including our Founder & CEO, have been recognized as Super Lawyers® (a distinction reserved for no more than 5% of attorneys in the state) and Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (a distinction reserved for no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state).
In 2021 and 2022, Tenant Law Group was certified as a Great Place to Work.
Tenant Law Group is dedicated to helping California renters who have been harassed, injured, discriminated against, illegally evicted, or forced to endure inhumane living conditions.
We are committed to the ideal that all tenants, regardless of financial resources, are entitled to legal representation. While our clients include renters from all backgrounds, we are especially dedicated to those who are most vulnerable—namely, the indigent, the elderly, immigrants, blue-collar workers, and individuals with disabilities. We believe in doing well by doing good, understand the high demand for tenant rights legal services in California generally and in the Bay Area in particular, and therefore aim to grow our firm as rapidly as possible to serve the approximately eighteen million renters in California. We treat our clients with dignity and respect, and value the personal and professional development of everyone in our organization.
Our core values are justice, compassion, professionalism, hard work, and innovation. Tenant Law Group is an equal opportunity employer.
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Our Intake Process
Our goal is to provide as much value as possible to all renters who contact our firm—whether or not they become clients. Renters generally contact us because they either need legal advice or legal representation. In some cases, we discover that renters who come to us for advice really need legal representation, and vice versa. The goal of our intake process is to understand the issues you are grappling with and your desired outcome so that we can recommend the appropriate legal service to help you achieve your goals.
To that end, our intake process consists of three simple steps.
- We Conduct an Intake. You share with us some basic information about your tenancy (e.g., rental property address, current rent, length of tenancy, etc.) and your desired outcome. You can do this by phone or via an online intake form—whichever option you prefer.
- We Schedule a Free Case Evaluation. We review the information you provided and schedule a free case evaluation with a non-attorney member of our New Client Intake & Engagement Team.
- We Recommend a Service. During your Free Case Evaluation, we discuss your matter and your desired outcome in greater detail and recommend a service that will best assist you in achieving this outcome.
If, at any time, you wish to speak to an attorney, you can do so. To book a consultation with a tenant rights attorney, either call us at (415) 915-7445 (San Francisco), (510) 991-5321 (Oakland), or (213) 214-0258 (Los Angeles); or complete the intake form below, selecting “I want to speak to an attorney right now.” Virtual attorney consultations are available to clients anywhere in the world.
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