Unlawful Housing Practices


The JCL Law Firm represents tenants and long-term occupants of residential hotels and motels in unlawful housing class actions, including claims for wrongful eviction. Specifically, the JCL Law Firm represents long-term occupants of hotels, motels, and other lodging facilities, who have been the victim of a practice known as the “28 Day Shuffle.” Under California law, a person who occupies a motel or hotel room as his or her primary residence, for 30 or more days, becomes a tenant and has certain legal protections, including the right to due process before being evicted. Forcing long-term occupants to check out and re-rent rooms every 28 days prevents them from gaining those valuable legal protections as a tenant. Motel and Hotel operators prefer that their occupants maintain transient occupancy status rather than obtaining tenant status because unlike tenants, they can forcibly evict transient occupants.

If you are a long-term occupant of a hotel, motel, or other lodging facility and were required to move out or check out and re-register before 30 days, contact the experienced San Diego housing attorneys at the JCL LAW FIRM, APC.