[Noisebridge-discuss] Master tenant is abusing my friend

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Wed Feb 29 00:59:21 UTC 2012

Thanks, everyone, for your advice.  I am sure it will help her, regardless
what action she takes.

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:37 PM, Snail <snailtsunami at gmail.com> wrote:

> The SF Tenants Union does counseling, for a small donation to the
> organization. I spoke with a counselor once at their Mission office, who
> gave my housemates and me good advice, and from the waiting room I could
> hear the counseling giving really good advice to people who were in a worse
> situation than us. :)
> THEY ARE NOT LAWYERS, but they have heard it all before & can answer your
> questions more specifically than their web site's FAQs. -- I do know that
> if she is being evicted AND is able to halt the process or at least delay
> it, there is some specific paperwork to file and it needs to be done ASAP.
> Ultimately: Your friend WILL want to move out, if she is living with these
> people and they are actually the master tenants. Maybe there is something
> she can do to delay moving so she has more time than two weeks, but maybe
> delaying moving would still not be the best thing for her well-being.
> That's up to her to decide, based on more personal info like "how unhappy
> is this environment" and "are her belongings and self in direct harm while
> she lives there", which you don't have to tell me, it's up to her to decide.
> 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.
>> Sean
>> >
>> >
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