LANDLORD - TENANT LAW
San Francisco Landlord - Tenant Lawyer
Landlord-tenant law is growing ever more complex and when a dispute arises over such matters the financial stakes are high. Whether you are a property owner, a renter, or a commercial tenant, you need strong and experienced representation to protect your interests. Since we represent both landlords and tenants, we can provide a balanced and objective perspective – something which attorneys who only represent one side often are unable to do.
Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. is a team of aggressive landlord-tenant experts. We provide results-oriented representation in cases involving:
- Evictions — Including no-fault and fault-based cases.
- Rent control disputes — In San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward and other Bay Area cities.
- Habitability issues — Disputes involving structural integrity, safety, and health conditions.
- Commercial landlord-tenant disputes — Late payment and non-payment of rent, property damage and breach of contract.
- Short-term rental issues — Subleases and Airbnb and VRBO rentals.
- Defense against tenant lawsuits – Including discrimination and disability claims.
SF Landlord Representation
Complications to owner move-in situations are a common legal dispute that we are asked to handle. An owner may spend $800,000 to buy a home, but the property is not truly in the owner’s possession until the tenants have moved out. Eviction law is murky and complex and must be followed to the letter. Our attorneys work with owners to ensure that they follow the law so they can use their property without unnecessary disputes. We consult with buyers before the purchase, as well.
Sometimes, an existing tenant won’t move out. We assist owners with their eviction/unlawful detainer cases in court. Our attorneys also litigate cases for breach of lease or recovery of rent, as well as nuisance and Ellis Act matters.
Tenant Rights Lawyer in San Francisco
In San Francisco and other cities in the Bay Area tenants may sue the owner on a number of grounds. Our lawyers help tenants bring claims in cases involving wrongful evictions and habitability. We also represent those who have suffered rental discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family size, or source of income.
Creative Solutions To Landlord-Tenant Disputes
At Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. we work hard to achieve positive solutions to challenging landlord-tenant disputes. We often use negotiation, mediation, or arbitration to achieve optimal results for our clients in a cost-effective manner. However, we do not hesitate to go to court to protect our clients’ rights when necessary.
Contact an Experienced San Francisco Landlord Tenant Lawyer Today
“The truth is, 99 percent of cases do not go to trial. The two sides eventually come to an agreement and settle. We know this from the thousands of cases we have handled. Therefore, we critically analyze our client’s situation to see if we can help them find an agreement earlier rather than later. The difference will mean enormous savings in time and legal fees.
We will do everything in our power to successfully resolve your landlord-tenant case or real estate dispute in as little time as possible. We have the resources to take on complex real estate cases and the size to keep you from becoming more than just a case file.”