by Rachel Swan
RMD Services has been the subject of several lawsuits for code violations at the Menlo. Web reviews suggest that living conditions are no better at its other properties, including the similarly-dilapidated Ridge Hotel on 15th Street. Attorney Andrew Wolf has represented Menlo residents in multiple litigations against RMD and its founder Ryan Isaac Nathan (née Suren Narayan Swaminathan). Wolf accuses Nathan of opportunism and intimidation tactics, while Nathan insists that he's actually doing a service for low-income renters. That would come as surprising news to the 31 residents who sued RMD in 2009, citing a whole slew of California Health and Safety Code Violations.