It is a violation of the law for a landlord to harass his or her tenants. Verbal and physical harassment are what most quickly come to mind when thinking of harassment. But in San Francisco — thanks to a specific ordinance that prohibits tenant harassment — other landlord actions are also considered harassment. For example, it is harassment for a landlord to fail to repair defective conditions at the rental property that are required to be repaired, fail to cash a rent check for over 30 days, abuse the landlord’s right to access a tenant’s rental unit, and other actions that cause substantial interference to a tenant’s quiet enjoyment of their rental unit.
Humphreys Joiner Law Group, LLP represents tenants who have suffered harassment from their landlords. Often, these types of cases also involve wrongful eviction or attempted wrongful eviction.