Judge cited landlord’s “persistent pattern of bad faith harassment, retaliation, and fraud” In May of 2017 a judge ruled against San Francisco landlord Anne Kihagi in a suit by the city alleging abuse of tenants and imposing $5.5 million in fees.
The question of how the city will collect from the notably intransigent Kihagi (also known as Anna Kihagi and Anne Swain) is now answered: According to a letter sent to the tenants of Kihagi’s seven buildings from the City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office, they will now make their monthly rent checks payable to City Hall.
Kihagi, who has previously been sued by the SF city attorney, has also been in a long legal battle with the City of West Hollywood over her evictions of rent-controlled tenants. [ more › ]
Tenant activists waved signs while protesting Anna Kihagi's actions earlier this year; photo via SFist It's hard to believe that the city's fight with landlord Anna Kihagi could get uglier, but it has. Six months ago, as some of...
Anna Kihagi, a.k.a. Anne Kihagi Swain, has bought up nine buildings across the city with several partners and has systematically harassing and evicting tenants in all of them. [ more › ]
Anne Kihagi, owner of 50 rent-controlled units, bullied tenants, many of them elderly A Superior Court Judge leveled a $2.4 million penalty on San Francisco landlord Anne Kihagi today, finding that Kihagi harassed, exploited, and wr...