A San Jose landlord is being sued after evicting tenants in 4 different units under the claim of owner move-ins for her and her family members which never happened. She claims her father’s medical problems got in the way. Now the units are being rented out to new tenants at higher rents. The potential damages to the former tenants would far outweigh the increased the rental revenue, highlighting once again the importance of using proper legal counsel before taking any eviction actions.
Penalties and Remedies for Wrongful Eviction (San Jose)
- $500 fine for first offense / $1,000 for subsequent offenses
- Appropriate injunctive relief
- Damages, costs, and attorney’s fees
- Treble damages for willful non-compliance