"Over the past 25 years, residential Tenancies in Common (TICs) established themselves as an affordable pathway to home ownership in an otherwise unaffordable San Francisco marketplace. TIC ownership offered a solution to the City’s vexing condominium conversion rules, which allowed for easy and affordable conversions, but required a waiting period before conversion can begin. As a short-term bridge to condo ownership, problems inherent in TIC ownership were tolerable, often even invisible, and thousands of 2-6 unit buildings were transformed from tenant-occupied investment properties to owner-occupied homesteads. However, with the City’s elimination of most condo conversions for the foreseeable future, the challenges of long-term, and even permanent TIC home ownership have become more apparent, heightening the need for a clearer understanding of how TIC disputes are resolved."