What if my landlord tries to re-rent my apartment?
Within 30 days of vacating, tenants are required to notify the landlord of their current address and their wish to re-occupy the unit at the same rent, if it is rented again.
If the landlord re-rents the unit within five years, the tenant has the right to move back at the same rent.
Tenants should also notify the landlord and the landlord’s attorney. The San Francisco Rent Board will also provide tenants with a form to fill out and maintain a registry of tenants who wish to return including their current addresses, etc.