Preserving Your Tenant’s Right to a Jury Trial

Preserving Your Tenant’s Right to a Jury Trial

If you’re a tenant involved in an eviction action, you’ll probably want a jury trial. As I wrote in an earlier post, “Your Right to a Jury Trial,” jury members may be tenants themselves and can be more attuned to the difficulties of being a tenant. But you...
The Case of the Erroneous Landlord

The Case of the Erroneous Landlord

As an attorney defending residential tenants, I find that each case has unique details.  Knowing which details are important when arguing a case can be the difference between winning and losing. That’s why I keep track of court opinions, which I write about...
Yikes, My Building is Selling: Part 2

Yikes, My Building is Selling: Part 2

The landlord or his realtor presents you with a document asking you about the details of your lease. The document might be called “Rental Questionnaire” or a “Statement of Tenancy.” Be careful. It could be a tenant estoppel. Tenant estoppels legally certify facts...
Yikes, My Building is Selling: Part 1

Yikes, My Building is Selling: Part 1

You come home one evening and see a sign on your building. It’s for sale. Or you hear a rumor from another tenant. You google your building’s address, and up it comes on some real estate company’s website. As a tenant, are you in trouble? Take a deep breath. The first...
The Case of the Unaware Landlord

The Case of the Unaware Landlord

Details are important. They can make or break your case. That’s why, when you’re in a dispute with your landlord, it’s important to know the rules and regulations. In Azar v. Rodriguez, the landlords did not know the details. Or if they did, they chose to ignore them....
Fake Eviction Notices

Fake Eviction Notices

Here’s an important blog I wrote last year called “Don’t Be Fooled into an Eviction.” Some landlords will try to get you to move without going through the expense and time to formally eviction you. You get a letter from your landlord in the mail or...