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Jun 9, 2022 2 min read

City Attorney Sues Landlords Over Illegal Living Conditions

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333 Randolph St. was converted into 22 residential units. Anne Marie Kristoff/Ingleside Light

City Attorney David Chiu filed a lawsuit against two landlords over the conditions and code violations of their Randolph Street rental property.

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The Office of San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu issued a press release on May 26 detailing a lawsuit against Naim and Sana Jamali for renting illegal and unsafe apartments in a building on Randolph Street in Ingleside Heights.

The Jamalis had been renting out at least 13 commercial spaces and windowless basement rooms as “proper” residential apartments to immigrant tenants for several years for thousands of dollars a month, according to the City Attorney. The 22-unit building at 333 Randolph St. was originally permitted for four residential units and 18 commercial storage units in the basement.

It was also noted how the landlords violated several housing and building codes including lack of adequate fire escape routes, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and code-compliant wiring. As well as structural hazards, unpermitted kitchens and bathrooms and unsuitable waste and vent piping.

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