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...
I Defend a Client Made Homeless

I Defend a Client Made Homeless

My client, a father and his five-year-old son, were both forced into homelessness. All because a landlord improperly removed this man’s belongings from his home. And they admitted it. This is what happened to one tenant. Remember, the details of your situation could...
The Case of the Tenant Who Changed His Mind

The Case of the Tenant Who Changed His Mind

As I wrote in the blog “The Case of the Winning Defendant,” court opinions can have lots of drama like reality television. A recent case, about a tenant who changed his mind, has plenty of drama. It also has good lessons for other tenants. What is a court opinion?...
A Repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Act?

A Repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Act?

There’s a battle ahead. And it’s already started. The first strike occurred on February 17, when California Assembly Members David Chiu (Democrat-San Francisco), Rob Bonta (Democrat-Alameda), and Richard Bloom (Democrat-Santa Monica) introduced a bill to repeal the...