SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A rare victory for tenants of a San Francisco apartment facing an Ellis Act eviction by their landlord was handed down by a judge Tuesday.
When Patricia Kerman was served an eviction notice at 3305 20th Street, she decided it was better to fight than switch to another apartment. The building’s owner, Kaushik Dattani planned to sell the property, but now he’ll have to wait some time to do that.READ MORE: 'Highway Slingshot Shooter' Fires Ball Bearings at Windows Along San Jose's Guadalupe Freeway
The Superior Court judge decided that Kerman, a disabled senior and two other tenants in the building, wouldn’t face eviction, at least for now.
Kerman’s attorney, Steve Collier successfully argued that the landlord didn’t properly serve notice of eviction to the San Francisco Rent Board.READ MORE: 3 East Bay School Districts Go All-In on Student Vaccine Mandates