Due to the ever-increasing rent in San Francisco, some San Francisco landlords naturally love to evict their tenants. This is especially true for situations where rent-controlled units are involved. Nonetheless, San Francisco is a pro-tenant city and has many laws to protect tenants from unfair treatment.
Does My Landlord Have a Right to Evict Me?
This depends on your situation. If you landlord is simply trying to replace you with a higher paying tenant, then he probably does not have a right. But if your landlord wants to live in your unit or demolish it, then he may possibly have a right to do so.
How Can I Get Compensation?
Tenants are compensated for:
- Improper evictions notices
- Being evicted from rent-controlled units
- Situations where the owners are moving in
To determine whether a notice is proper, you should have an experienced real estate lawyer review the notice.
Note that if you’re getting evicted because your landlord is moving in, you have a right to obtain approximately $3,000 to $5,000 for relocation expenses. Additionally, children of their original tenants on the lease may obtain benefits.
What Is the Best Option to Getting More Compensation?
Again, this depends on the situation of the case and whether your landlord has financial capability to pay you. If you are facing an eviction in San Francisco, consult a real estate lawyer. Your lawyer will help you strategize and help you maximize your compensation.