Unlawful Detainer/Eviction Defense
We are highly experienced eviction defense attorneys who zealously advocate for our clients’ rights. We have defended hundreds of unlawful detainer cases over the years.
In landlord-tenant matters we always represent the tenant, never the landlord. We also represent homeowners who have lost title to their home because of a foreclosure or trustee sale.
Each case is different. It is important to develop from the very beginning a litigation strategy to meet our client’s needs, because their housing is at stake.
Tenants Rights are determined by a combination of state and local laws, such as the San Francisco Rent Stabilization & Arbitration Ordinance. These laws are constantly evolving and it is critical for legal professionals keep abreast of the changes.
The law is also developing rapidly with regard to foreclosure evictions. We have a growing number of post-foreclosure eviction clients. These cases present a unique intersection of complicated contract and real estate property issues being decided by the Courts in the context of eviction lawsuits. Eviction cases are “summary” in nature, meaning they can occur very quickly.
Some homeowners facing eviction following a foreclosure sale just need more time so they can move with some dignity. Others find ways to keep their home. Still others agree to settle for some combination of time and money. Either way it is vitally important that the eviction case be handled properly because what’s decided in the course of the unlawful detainer will affect the client’s ability to keep their housing.
If an unlawful detainer is filed against you, you should contact us immediately. A PROPER RESPONSE MUST BE FILED ON YOU BEHALF AT THE COURT WITHIN FIVE DAYS. If you are in San Francisco and don’t have a lawyer, go to the Eviction Defense Collaborative at 995 Market Street right away. Their drop-in hours are Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.