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Elke & Merchant LLP are experienced wrongful eviction lawyers dedicated to protecting tenant rights throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Failure to Repair
All tenants have the basic right to live in a safe and habitable home. If your landlord refuses to make necessary repairs, you have rights.
It is illegal under both state and local law for a landlord to harass you or discriminate against you as a tenant.
San Francisco Tenant Lawyers Who Will Fight For You
Elke & Merchant LLP are experienced tenant lawyers dedicated to protecting tenant rights throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We represent tenants in all types of actions against landlords, including eviction defense, Rent Board petitions, and affirmative lawsuits related to wrongful eviction, harassment, and habitability issues.
Tom Elke and Alex Merchant have helped clients secure millions of dollars and tried over twenty-five jury trials to verdict.
We only represent tenants. Never landlords.
Governow Gavin Newsom just signed a new law that will limit the amount a landlord can collect for a security deposit to one month’s rent, except for certain small landlords. Previously, a landlord could charge up to two times the monthly rent for a security deposit, and up three times the monthly rent for a…
Heavy rains can cause flooding and water intrusions in your home. Perhaps your roof is leaking. The ceiling is cracked. Water is dripping from a light fixture. As a tenant, it can be frustrating and stressful when your landlord fails to make necessary repairs to your apartment after a flood. Not only can it be…
Alameda County’s eviction moratorium is set to expire on April 29, 2023. The eviction moratorium prohibited all evictions except for Ellis Act evictions and evictions in which the continued occupancy by the resident poses an imminent threat to health or safety. The Alameda County eviction moratorium was in place since the beginning of Covid and…