National News — Make “You Have a Right To a Lawyer” a Reality In Housing Court
By: Laura K. Abel
N.Y. TENANT – INQUILINO (Vol. 35, No. 35, March 2005)


"It’s a scene out of your worst nightmare. You come home at the end of a long day to find legal papers saying that your landlord is evicting you from the apartment your family has lived in for 20 years. That’s OK, you think. I’ve seen the cop shows—“You have a right to an attorney. If you can’t afford one, one will be appointed for you.” You go to court on the scheduled day, but while your landlord is fully represented by counsel, there’s no lawyer there to help click here for more on this story


National News — San Diego adopts tenant-rights law
By: North County Times wire services
North County Times (March 16, 2004)


SAN DIEGO - The San Diego City Council tentatively approved an ordinance today requiring a landlord to tell anyone who has lived in the same unit for at least two years why he or she is being evicted.

The "Tenants' Right to Know" ordinance was passed on a 4-3 vote. Scott Peters, Brian Maienschein and Jim Madaffer voted no. Mayor Dick Murphy recused himself from the vote because he owns some rental properties. The ordinance states that a tenant who has resided in the same dwelling unit for at click here for more on this story






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