-- "Well-to-do people are taking advantage of San Francisco's long-protected
practice of limiting rent increases to preserve affordable housing by
using their cheap apartments as weekend getaways. Attorney Andrew Zacks represents landlords who work with the city to
push out these cheaters. He says these tenants are cynically playing the
"You have this class of very rich, elite people benefiting from rent
control," he said. "They have a good deal on a $500 or $800 place on Nob
Hill and they use it as a pied-a-terre when they come into the city."