Dispute over whether tenant who took in a roommate under terms of a written “Roommate Agreement” could evict the roommate without out comply with a local rent control ordinance requirement to give Covid 19 notices to the roommate. Resulted in summary judgment in favor of roommate because the rent control ordinance defined “Landlord” as any person or entity that receive rent for occupancy of a rental unit.
Eviction action where landlord sought to evict tenant for non-payment of rent. The tenant defended on the ground that the landlord’s failure to remedy infestation problems justified denial of the eviction and lowering of the rent until problems solved. Jury found for tenant and found 50% rent reduction necessary.