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The Rent Ordinance para (e) explicitly precludes that possibility: Any waiver by a tenant of rights under this Chapter 37 shall be void as contrary to public policy. If he attempts to enforce such a clause or in any way dislodge you from the unit, he is liable for a substantial penalty.


Is this just standard lease boilerplate that my friend shouldn't be too worried about? One should never disregard a clause under the belief that it is "standard boilerplate". The purpose of written contracts, such as a lease, is to supersede --or at least formalize-- ordinary or standard relations. Accordingly, parties to a contract should always expect ...

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