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  •  Landlords can abuse this rule (1+ / 0-)
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    sc kitty

    Specifically in San Francisco, there is an ordinance that allows management entry at any time without notice to inspect smoke detectors. There is another ordinance that there must be a Smoke detector in every bedroom in San Francisco... you see where I'm going with this.
    My property management Co. used this rule to bust subtenants (rent controlled building-whole 'nuther topic), but sexually abusive landlords have a legal statute that pretty much allows them entry into thier tenants bedrooms at any time.

    Scary stuff.

    Orange is the new Blue

    by SFJen on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 10:35:32 AM PDT

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    •  I remember that rule. (1+ / 0-)
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      SFJen

      I think there is a frequency to the rule though.  I'm moving my office so I just packed up my old LT law books, but I think it's three months.

      A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

      by Webster on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 11:29:15 AM PDT

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      •  Something like that, yes (1+ / 0-)
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        Webster

        But if the Landlord says "This is the first time in 3 months I have checked" with documentation-BS or not, the tenants is screwed unless she also has documentation - and maybe not even then.

        And as both a tenant and a landlord (kinda)- I have to agree with other posters that the cops always at least want to side with the landlords.

        This is why I have such a love/hate relationship with the San Francisco Rent Board :/

        Orange is the new Blue

        by SFJen on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 11:33:37 AM PDT

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        •  The whole system is heavily reliant on (1+ / 0-)
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          SFJen

          honest dealing, which also makes it ripe for abuse.  I know that the owners of the buildings I ran had to be forced to follow the rules, and they weren't trying to do horrible things.  It's just that all of those "emergency" clauses that need to be in there suddenly become the norm.

          A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

          by Webster on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 12:07:37 PM PDT

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