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Landlord Tenant

Burnham Brown attorneys are well versed in the intricacies of California's landlord tenant laws and local rent stabilization ordinances. As a result, the firm's attorneys are able to assist our clients' business to maximize their income and minimize the risks arising out of landlord tenant relations.

With respect to unlawful detainer matters, Burnham Brown attorneys prefer to begin work with the firm's landlord clients before a dispute with a tenant is joined in a lawsuit. Early intervention allows for the most effective and efficient use of the client's resources in resolution of the dispute. If appropriate, early dispute resolution measures will be employed to avoid the time and expense of an eviction action. If a lawsuit is required, our real estate attorneys work with the firm's clients to ensure that notices substantively and procedurally comply with applicable laws, including local rent control laws and the Mobilehome Parks Act.

The firm's clients appreciate the manner in which our real estate attorneys effectively address the complex issues pertaining to claims of breach of the warranty of habitability, retaliatory eviction, restraining orders and related matters. Our attorneys have litigated failure to pay and breach of covenant unlawful detainer matters throughout California.

Burnham Brown attorneys are also versed in local rent control ordinance requirements to obtain rent increases, either by an ordinance's formulae or an application for a rent adjustment to obtain a fair rate of return. Applications for rent adjustments require up front planning and implementation to maximize our clients' ability to obtain a rent adjustment. Our real estate attorneys work with our clients' accounting professionals and expert witnesses throughout the rent adjustment application process.

Burnham Brown is a member of the Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County and the San Francisco Apartment Owners Association.

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