Continuing a long tradition of educating the rental property industry

Ironically, the only constant in the law and landlording rules is change. Bornstein Law is dedicated to keeping landlords, property managers, and real estate professionals abreast of an ever-changing regulatory regime and doing so in an easily digestible fashion.

 

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In our latest online meetup, Daniel talks about a wide range of landlord-tenant topics, the politicized nature of housing, and removing unwanted guests when the owner passes. Get a glimpse into what our office has been doing and the mindset we embrace.

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GO TO ARTICLES

Topics that matter. Insights with impact.

We are unaware of any other firm in the space of landlord-tenant law that is so prolific in writing articles germane to our community of rental housing providers.

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Broad-ranging updates on legal issues impacting landlords, property managers, and real estate professionals

 

 

SECURITY DEPOSIT DEDUCTION GUIDE

When a tenant is on their way out, rest assured that the first thing they think about even before they how to fit a huge sofa down the stairs is if and when they will get the security deposit back.

What is normal wear and tear, and what constitutes damage beyond normal wear and tear? Depicted in this chart.

 

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Guide to Rent & Eviction Controls throughout the Bay Area

The Bay Area is home to the most stringent tenant protections anywhere and ignorance of the law will be at the perils of landlords, property managers, and real estate professionals.

When we began our legal careers, we had to only contend with three local ordinances. Now, rent control and eviction safeguards have mushroomed to several other locales, with no indication that the spread will not continue.

Learn the rules

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IN-DEPTH: TENANT BUYOUT AGREEMENTS

Under a compliant, properly negotiated tenant buyout agreement, the tenant voluntarily vacates the unit in exchange for compensation, a rent waiver, the return of the security deposit, or any combination of incentives. Our office brokers these deals all the time.

For many clients in certain jurisdictions, a tenant buyout may be the only vehicle to effectuate a vacancy when there are no other convenient or legal means to evict.

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IN-DEPTH: RESPONDING TO HOARDING 

Sometimes, a rental unit can go beyond being unkempt and cluttered. The squalor can present serious egress and public health issues that must be proactively addressed

Landlords and property managers need to take immediate action and this may involve reaching out to outside agencies to address the underlying problem.

 

Learn how to make sense of this vexing issue and how to react →

 

 

IN DEPTH: ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS: THESE PINT-SIZED UNITS CAN CREATE BIG PROBLEMS

Despite their charm, the planning and construction of ADUs can be fraught with problems. If the unit is being rented out, there are a host of legal concerns. If the landlord is renting out an illegal unit, there are even more minefields to navigate.

 

 

 

IN-DEPTH: SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT (COPA)

 



 
 

Offices in San Francisco and the East Bay to best serve our clients.

507 Polk St.
Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

482 W MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94609

 

Tel: 415-409-7611
Fax: 415-409-9345

 

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