Report a wrongful eviction

If you think you are being evicted illegally, report the eviction to the Rent Board.

What to do

1. Fill out the form

2. Submit your form

Rent Board

25 Van Ness Avenue
Suite #320
San Francisco, CA 94102

The office is open for drop-in services Monday through Friday 10:00AM - 2:00PM. 

3. What happens next

The Rent Board will send a notice to the landlord acknowledging receipt of the tenant's report and summarizing the rights and responsibilities of the landlord and tenant regarding the eviction. The Board will also request a written response from the landlord to the tenant's allegation of wrongful eviction.

It should be noted that the filing of a Report of Alleged Wrongful Eviction with the Rent Board does NOT prevent the landlord from pursuing an eviction through the courts. Tenants are strongly advised to obtain legal counsel in any eviction proceeding.

It should be noted that the filing of a Report of Alleged Wrongful Eviction with the Rent Board does NOT prevent the landlord from pursuing an eviction through the courts. Tenants are strongly advised to obtain legal counsel if they receive an eviction notice. Please refer to our Referral Sheet for resources that may be able to provide assistance. 

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Get help

Rent Board

25 Van Ness Avenue
Suite #320
San Francisco, CA 94102

The office is open for drop-in services Monday through Friday 10:00AM - 2:00PM. 

Phone

Rent Board counselor

Last updated November 9, 2022

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