Jackie RavenscroftJacqueline Ravenscroft is a partner at Tobener Ravenscroft. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, double majoring in Politics and Latin American Studies and graduating summa cum laude. Ms. Ravenscroft went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2011. During law school, Ms. Ravenscroft was Executive Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. She also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and Witkin Award for Excellence. Ms. Ravenscroft has been involved in tenant rights since law school.  Since then, she has represented hundreds of tenants in wrongful eviction, habitability, and personal injury claims.  She is experienced in trials, arbitrations, and Rent Board hearings.

Jacqueline was selected to the 2017 Northern California Rising Star list by Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction

EDUCATION

JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

Articles

Renting an Illegal Unit

October 1, 2018

What is an illegal, unwarranted, non-conforming, or unpermitted unit? Illegal units are dwellings that do not have the required Certificate of Occupancy, which is a document that certifies that a residential building complies with all state and local building codes and is safe to live in. An illegal unit is also sometimes referred to as […] Read More

Landlord Harassment

November 5, 2017

California state law and local ordinances protect tenants against landlord harassment. Landlords cannot harass tenants out of their homes. It might be the landlord’s property, but it is the tenant’s home. Some landlords have a tough time understanding this. Proving Harassment Landlord harassment claims can sometimes be difficult to prove. It is important for tenants […] Read More

Landlord Nuisance

November 3, 2017

Nuisance Defined In a landlord-tenant context, a nuisance is the obstruction of the free use of rental property so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life. CIVIL CODE § 3479. This has been routinely applied to property owners who fail to maintain residential rental units. Stoiber v. Honeychuck, 101 Cal. App. 3d 903, […] Read More

Mobilehome Evictions

June 3, 2013

California Mobilehome Homeowners: Rent Increases and Evictions Updated: June 3, 2013 What are the requirements governing rent increases by mobilehome park owners or management in jurisdiction without rent control? The Mobilehome Residency Law allows mobilehome park owners or management to increase rents. However, the park must provide a ninety-day notice prior to any increase. Cal. […] Read More

Mobilehome Repairs

May 13, 2013

California Mobilehome Homeowners Repair Rights Owners of mobile homes live in a unique situation. First, they own their home while renting someone else’s land. Second, they often make a greater financial investment in their home and lot than the park owner makes in the park. Still, park owners greatly influence mobilehome owners’ living conditions. This […] Read More

San Francisco Ellis Act Evictions

December 13, 2010

Ellis Evictions Under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance The Ellis Act allows a landlord to take a building off the rental market. See Cal. Gov’t Code § 7060. All units in the building are removed from the rental market, even units without tenants. The rental restrictions are on current and all subsequent owners. The landlord […] Read More

San Francisco Just Cause Eviction

November 16, 2010

Eviction Protection in San Francisco If your apartment building was built before 1979 and has two or more units, then you are covered by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance.  The Rent Ordinance gives two protections:  rent protection and eviction protection.  Under the eviction protection portion of the Rent Ordinance, the landlord can only evict for […] Read More

Owner Move-In Evictions

September 5, 2010

Know Your Rights in an Owner Move-In Eviction Owner Move-In Eviction is also often referred to as an OMI, Relative Move-In, LMI, or Landlord Move-In Eviction OMI Defined The San Francisco Rent Ordinance allows the owner of a building to evict all tenants from a single rental unit if: The owner has at least a […] Read More