San Francisco Tenants Get Chilling Letter From Landlord

Robert Shelton told rent-controlled tenants that they must make at least $100,000.
1:35 | 05/07/14

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Transcript for San Francisco Tenants Get Chilling Letter From Landlord
Residents say it was quite rude awakening to get a letter slipped underneath their door from their landlord -- that's a little strange they really couldn't believe what it said. At their men in come must be 100000. Dollars to live there -- apartment building located at hate and Fillmore streets. Bold letters -- -- it took to mean like going. Number resident can't change a thing -- -- work that way. But it kind of sets that poisons on what's going on in the market right now. The letter is having a ripple effect a woman who lives in a nearby building worries she will be next on and I get kicked out of what I am I'm Diana be able to live here anymore I'm a teacher Iowa and the state. My salary it's not one Honda that K -- We check in with the tenants rights attorney and she says residents do not need to panic. It's an envious of privacy and there's nothing and a lot of her heart center -- -- credit check of our time. The letter didn't surprise her though because she says the rental market is so hot right now. And she says landlords can make those demands on future tenants. For new tenants coming into a building there's nothing -- say it prohibits him from requiring singing come. Requirements and credit level tax. She says if you have questions about higher landlord is treating you you should reach out to an attorney or the San Francisco -- -- As far as this -- as we tried reaching out to him that he has not returned our calls. The difference is doing holly -- ABC 7 NEWS.

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