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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

For SF’s Chinese Landlords, Verbal Agreements Can Spell Trouble - Bay Citizen

From the Bay Citizen,
The case of a Visitacion Valley landlord who beat up one of his tenants has sparked a series of reports in the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily newspaper painting the case as an example of a larger cultural problem.

Bo En Liu, 35, the landlord of an apartment building on San Bruno Avenue, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he brought five people and a shovel to beat up one of his tenants, reports the Sing Tao Daily. Liu is one of many landlords of Chinese descent in San Francisco who are accustomed to relying on verbal agreements. Experts say not asking tenants to sign written contracts can lead to trouble.

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