How to Inherit a Rent-Controlled Apartment From a Friend

But in San Francisco, a family relationship isn’t necessary, explains attorney Dave Crow, of Crow & Rose. “Anyone who has lived with a master tenant as a co-tenant for at least the two years immediately before the master tenant vacates the unit can take over a leasehold,” he says.

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Ok, your article scared me. We never let the other tenants become co-tenants or the same level as the master. We insist that only the master tenant communicates with us for anything.