A balanced voice in shaping the conversation from the landlord's perspective.

There is a chorus of voices from the tenants' rights camp, but comparatively little narrative through the prism of rental property owners who face unique challenges of their own. As ambassadors of owners, Bornstein Law fills the void in the marketplace of ideas by sharing the collective voice of landlords we represent in our practice and telling their stories.


Small San Francisco Landlords Say Legalizing ADU's Is A Catch 22

When owners attempt to legalize an illegal unit, maddening regulations can stand in the way. Daniel tells KPIX CBS that owners are caught between a rock and a hard place.

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Oakland apartment tenants on strike, refuse to pay rent until landlord sells property to them

In his talk to this ABC affiliate, Daniel expresses the concern that constructive tenant advocacy can morph into a heavy-handed extortion plot. Some Oakland residents say they won’t pay the rent unless the building is sold to a 3rd Party Non-Profit. The non-profit uses the tenant dispute to enlarge their real estate holdings – not pretty.

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Daniel's perspective on the tragic Orinda shooting in an "Airbnb Mansion Party" on Halloween night

After five young lives were sadly lost, local media outlets asked Daniel Bornstein to offer some takeaways from the horror that took place in the home listed on the home sharing website.

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Daniel tells FOX KTVU that while Airbnb has made a good-faith effort in cracking down on rogue hosts and guests, the renting of a one-night rental in a suburban community should have smelled fishy, and that Airbnb deserves greater scrutiny.
 
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From the San Francisco Chronicle
Who will pay for the loss of life and injuries inflicted in the Airbnb Mansion Party? That is a provocative question posed to a panel of attorneys, Daniel Bornstein among them.
 
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Daniel Bornstein weighs in on a Moms 4 Housing-inspired policy that stands to upend the rental housing market in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area

Public policies that give nonprofits preferential treatment in the purchase of multi-unit properties up for sale may be unfair to other buyers  who are relegated to the back of the line.

Daniel told Mercury News that these "feel good" measures are a band-aid fixes in the absence of hard policy decisions.

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From a landlord's perspective: Small property owners feel slighted in extreme housing market

KALW Public Radio has heard from renters about the friction between landlords and tenants, but it's not often that they heard from owners. To get a glimpse into what owners have to say, they turned to us.

Read or listen about how our events empower rental property owners in a complicated regulatory regime.

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What landlords need to know amid the immigration debate

In the anti-Trump movement, California has been a pioneer in enacting legislation that protects immigrants, and this includes safeguards against landlords who weaponize immigration status.

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Real Estate Lawyer On San Francisco's Housing Crisis

Daniel was asked some pointed questions on why there is a housing dearth, the impact of the tech industry, and embracing market changes.


 

Anti-Eviction Group Publishes List Of Tech Landlords With History Of Evictions In San Francisco

Daniel says that owners can't shoulder the blame for the eviction epidemic and that solving the affordable housing dearth takes a community effort.

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Let's bounce some ideas around.

If we can contribute to the story you are telling, please feel free to call upon us. Like you, we have a passion for the written word and maintain our own blog at www.bayhousingwire.com, as a springboard of ideas. 

To start a conversation, please email media@bornstein.law.