Landlord-Tenant Law: Invaluable Insights From Representing Both Sides For Decades
While many firms choose to focus their representation on landlords or tenants exclusively (i.e., one “side” or the other), we choose to represent those who are confronted with legal issues and need help, regardless of whether they are property owners or renters. This empowers us by allowing us to truly see all perspectives of the situation and anticipate the strategies utilized by adversaries.
The ability to identify issues and advocate for either side in these matters has earned us the respect of tenants, landlords, insurance companies and both sides of the landlord-tenant bar, leading to countless successes for our clients. Simply put: We get it!
Comprehensive Services: Transactions, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Arbitration & Litigation
We handle all issues concerning landlord-tenant law on behalf of both landlords and tenants, for example:
- Evictions and unlawful detainers (all types, fault or no-fault, residential or commercial)
- Lease (residential and commercial) disputes and enforcement
- Owner move-in
- Commercial and residential leases and addenda
- Rent Board petitions, arbitrations and mediations
- Habitability claims
- Tenancy buyouts
- Lease assignments
- Lease extensions and renewals
- Leases with options to purchase
- Parking, storage and pet agreements
- Landlord-tenant legal notices
- Premises liability
- Neighbor disputes
- Rent control issues
- Rent increase notices
- Security deposit issues
- Wrongful evictions and constructive evictions
- Harassment and nuisance claims
- Short-term rental issues
- Roommate, master tenant and subtenant disputes
- In-law units
Our goal in each case is to achieve resolution in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible, without the burdens of costly litigation. We are also aggressive advocates and will zealously protect and assert your interests through trial or arbitration if that is what it takes.
Our law firm represents both landlords and tenants, in both transactional and litigation matters; and we handle issues involving both commercial and residential properties. To find out how we can help you, call us at 415-296-0900.
Bay Area Landlord-Tenant Law Is Complicated And Fraught With Risks
Real estate and housing in San Francisco (and the Bay Area) have long been in high demand, oftentimes leading to housing shortages. As a result, several Bay Area cities have adopted complicated rent and eviction control ordinances. Such ordinances and other laws frequently lead to conflicts between landlords and tenants, which can result in costly legal battles.
It is important to seek help from experienced lawyers who understand these issues no matter which side you may find yourself on. At Sheppard-Uziel Law Firm, our attorneys have been handling landlord-tenant law issues in the Bay Area for more than 40 years. We have been professionally involved with local rent and eviction control issues since they first came on the scene in 1979.
Robert Sheppard, our firm’s senior partner, pioneered the field of local landlord-tenant and eviction law from 1979 through the 1980’s, and served as one of the first San Francisco Rent Board Administrative Law Judges from 1979 to 1982.
All of our attorneys provide representation to both landlords and tenants in court, mediations, arbitrations and before the local Rent Boards. Our team members are well-respected by judges, mediators, arbitrators, Rent Board staff members and administrative law judges alike.