Wrongful and Constructive Eviction Lawsuits
If you are a tenant or former tenant who has been wrongfully forced to move out of your home due to harassment, unlivable conditions, or threats/demands from your landlord you may have a basis for suing your landlord for damages.
While many disputes between landlords and tenants can be resolved informally, situations sometimes arise that require tenants to take legal action. If you are dealing with one of these issues you may consider contacting a capable tenant’s rights lawyer to assert your rights against your landlord or former landlord.
- Your landlord has evicted you or attempted to evict you without a “just cause” for eviction [for rent controlled jurisdictions]
- You have moved out or are considering moving out as a result of your landlord’s refusal to make necessary repairs
- Your landlord has failed to address mold/mildew issues
- Your landlord has engaged in a pattern of harassment – such as making repeated threats, sexual advances, demanding tenants vacate, violatingtenant privacy, unlawful rent increases or other unwarranted charges, or creating or failing to abate nuisances–designed to force you to vacate your rent-controlled unit
- Your landlord has performed an Owner Move-In or Relative Move-Ineviction in bad faith
- Your landlord has rented you an illegal unit and subsequently threatened to evict you from it and/or demolish the unit
- Your landlord has allowed a nuisance to exist / persist at your building that is interfering with your use and enjoyment of your home.
- Your landlord has changed the locks on your home/ locked you out without going through the legal eviction process.
Tenants who have been wrongfully or “constructively” evicted may be entitled to substantial monetary damages. Our office has successfully represented dozens of Bay Area tenants in lawsuits against landlords and recovered millions of dollars on their behalf in the process. If your landlord has evicted you unfairly, locked you out, or failed to follow the procedures required by state and local law, CONTACT US to see how we can help.