Trial in San Francisco tenant relocation case

October 01, 2014 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will soon hear PLF’s challenge to San Francisco’s Tenant Relocation Ordinance.  This is the law requiring landlords to pay their tenants the difference between the rent-controlled rate they’ve been paying, and the amount it would cost the tenant to rent a comparable apartment at open market rates for two years.  For our clients, Daniel and Maria Levin, that means paying nearly $118,000 just to take back the bottom, one-bedroom unit of their house for their own use.  PLF attorneys are challenging the law as an unconstitutional taking of private property.  You can learn more about the case here, and here.

Details on the hearing:

October 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m.  PDT

District Court for the Northern District of California
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94102

Senior District Judge Charles R. Breyer
Courtroom 6, 17th Floor