Practice Areas

As the leaders in managing landlord-tenant relationships, our breadth and depth of experience includes, but is not limited to, the following facets of law.


Unlawful Detainer Actions

When a tenant fails to pay rent, or violates other covenants in the lease, landlords can take corrective actions up to and including an eviction. More »

Just Cause Evictions

When rent control applies, the government regulates rent increases and in those jurisdictions, landlords can only evict in limited circumstances. More »


In-Law Units

Public policy has favored the construction of these pint-sized units, but the maddening regulations are best approached with Bornstein Law. More »

Owner Move In Eviction

In limited circumstances, tenants can be transitioned out of a rental unit because of an owner’s desire to use the property for their own use. More »


Short Term Rentals

Bornstein Law has been pioneers in the ever-evolving rules and regulations relating to Airbnb rentals and other iterations of the temporary flop. More »

Tenant Buyout Agreements

We can negotiate a proper, enforceable tenant buyout agreement whereby the tenant vacates the premises in exchange for compensation. More »


Rent Control

Many cities throughout the Bay Area have enacted rent stabilization measures of some form or fashion, creating all manner of issues for landlords. More » 

Marijuana in Rental Units

Whether you are for or against legalized marijuana, Prop 64 is sure to impact your rental business. You need adequate protection. More » 


Security Deposits

Tenants want their money back, while landlords need to protect their investment. It's no wonder why this is a hotly contested issue. More » 

Roomate Conflicts

Tenants may need roommates as an economic necessity, but this can be double the trouble. We can help manage these alternative living arrangements. More »


Tenant Hoarding

Hoarding is a vexing problem for Bay Area landlords & property managers. When it is discovered, proactive but compassionate steps are in order. More »

Tenant Abandonment

When a tenant abandons their personal property, landlords cannot play “finders keepers, losers weepers”, but comply with relevant law. More »



Tenant actions can create conditions that are harmful or offensive to others, necessitating the landlord to address the underlying behavior. More »

Rent Board Appearances

When landlords find themselves in a deadlock in rent control jurisdictions, Bornstein Law can protect their rights at a rent board hearing. More »