The California Department of Consumer Affairs defines retaliatory eviction or action as an act by a landlord such as raising a tenant’s rent, seeking to evict a tenant, or otherwise punishing a tenant because they have asserted their legal tenant rights. If you believe your landlord is retaliating, consult with an attorney. Bay Area Legal Aid offers an advice line and additional resources. Their advice line is (800) 551-5554. For additional legal resources, visit www.baylegal.org.