[Noisebridge-discuss] Master tenant is abusing my friend
Tony Longshanks LeTigre
anthonyletigre at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 16:34:11 PST 2012
Your friend should go to the Housing Rights Committee Office, 417 S. Van
Ness - just a few blocks from Noisebridge - and pick up some of the
literature there on tenants rights. I'm probably going to go there for
Not Jails <http://www.homesnotjailssf.org> meeting tonight at 8pm (unless I
decide to stay at NB for the general meeting instead - it's always a tough
call). HNJ helps people find housing, btw, but that depends on your
friend's views on squatting or "house hacking."
On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Sean Cusack <sean.p.cusack at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Feb 28, 2012 3:40 PM, "Corey McGuire" <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > My friend is being abused by her master tenants. They are kicking her
> out without warning, giving her two Weeks to change her life, threatening
> to throw her out along with her stuff, and th is is all a surprise.
> > Please help. it might be best for her to leave, but the pressure she is
> under and the abuse is intense, not to mention that they are obviously
> acting in an illegal fashion.
> > Thanks, on her behalf and mine.
> I wish I could help your friend! Unfortunately, our house is plumb full at
> the moment. Good luck to her.
> That being said, I am a master tenant. Kicking someone out of your place
> for no reason is actually *not* necessarily illegal. If you are considering
> bringing a suit against the master tenants, make sure that she hasn't
> signed a sublease agreement. If not, you're correct - she is afforded the
> same rights as the landlord-tenant relationship with the master tenant. If
> she *has* received a sublease agreement, be careful...there could be a
> stipulation in there about eviction for any reason.
> I do have my roomies sign a sublease with me, and it *does* have a
> stipulation in there that you can be evicted for no reason with a one month
> notice. Before you call me a dick, consider the following: your landlord
> doesn't really care if you or your roomies masturbate furiously all over
> your prized barbie doll collection on a daily basis. However, said owner of
> barbie doll collection may be...irritated. Therefore, wouldn't it be cool
> to be able to punt them out of the house because of it? That's why people
> make those things.
> Anyways, I wish the best for your friend. I'll keep my eyes open and see
> what pops up.
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