New landlording rules have been ushered in by sweeping legislation aimed at dealing with the economic fallout of the pandemic. We can make sense of it all.

Sacramento lawmakers have gotten together to address the financial hardship incurred by both landlords and renters. We have a good grasp on the new regulatory regime, have requisite notices prepared, and can provide informed advice on how to navigate the minefields of the pandemic. Of course, our offices can assist in recouping COVID-related rent debt that has accrued.









Unprecedented times for landlords and property managers calls for extraordinary guidance.

The past 18 months or so have been the most complicated era in landlord-tenant law ever, with a deluge of new laws and rules to digest. It seems that lawmakers and regulators got together to protect the rights of tenants during the pandemic, but no concerted effort was made to  made to look out for the interests of rental property owners. That's the domain of Bornstein Law, a boutique law firm specializing in representing owners in thorny landlord-tenant disputes and complex real estate litigation.



Meet the firm built for rental property owners

Daniel Bornstein, Esq.

Kathryn Quetel, Esq.

Daniel Cheung, Esq.

Liana Ayrapetyan, Esq

Dylan Tong, Esq.


Join us for a rousing discussion on many new rules and regulations ushered in by SB 91. Learn landlording strategies to weather the pandemic, how to access rental assistance funds, and more.

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 1:00 PM


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Topics that matter. Insights with impact.

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Webinars that break down complex topics in an easily digestible fashion

Although we have traditionally taken the personal approach by giving talks in front of groups, we have become acclimated to the new normal of webinars and Zoom meetings.

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Delving deeper into the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020

As you are most likely aware, Sacramento has passed sweeping new legislation in an attempt to strike a compromise between financially distressed tenants and landlords bereft of rental income. 

We have prepared answers to several questions that are top of mind and stand ready to help you adjust to a new regulatory regime.

Get educated on the new law and rules »

Timely articles and blogs to keep our community informed.

We raise the voice of rental housing providers

Although the political rhetoric nowadays falls squarely on the side of tenants, Bornstein Law offers a fresh perspective through the lens of underrepresented property owners. Numerous media outlets have called upon us to articulate your case.



The Bay Area's foremost practitioners in tenant buyout agreements

When there are no convenient legal reasons to evict and the goal of the property owner is to effectuate a vacancy, a tenant surrender of possession of agreement may not only make sense - it may be the only vehicle to use in rent-controlled jurisdictions. Traditionally, landlords can raise the rent to market rate and sell the rental property for more money when a voluntary vacancy is brokered.

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Are you prepared for California statewide rent control?

Bornstein Law can help you understand a new set of rules and reconcile your local laws with rent caps and eviction controls that 2020 ushered in with the advent of AB-1482.



Events for savvy rental property owners and real estate professionals

Daniel is renowned for giving talks to numerous organizations and hosting events on the legal challenges facing rental housing providers and the professionals who serve them. Attend an upcoming event, or reach out for a private get together with your team.

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Please don't kick the can down the road.

From our hard-won experience, many rental property owners are conflict avoiders. Don't let the situation enlarge - contact us today for informed advice to power through your real estate challenges.

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