San Francisco Legislative Update for 2015: “Hearings on Alleged Wrongful Endeavor to Recover Possession Through Tenant Harassment”


Ordinance 1-14 became effective in February 13, 2014. It added subsection 37.9(a)(l) to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, and it creates a procedure where tenants can file a report with the Rent Board based on alleged tenant harassment (within the meaning of section 37.10B). Then the Rent Board can set a hearing, take evidence and either file a civil action or refer it to the DA for prosecution.

Legislative language available here.