The Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, recently said, “we are at this point truly with no guidance in history, law or precedent.” That may be true, but there are some timeless principles we can rely on.
We have always said that our goal is not to enlarge a landlord-tenant dispute and that litigation is not like a sporting event where one side wins and another team loses.
We urge some latitude for those tenants who have expressed a hardship related to COVD-19 and remind owners that rather than elongating a drought of rental income and risk getting no rent at all, it is better to be diplomatic. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Pivoting to Berkeley, we have
from Thursday’s roundtable discussion hosted by our friends at the Berkeley Property Owners Association.To get a more global perspective on how owners and managers can deal with this pandemic, you can watch our
earlier, modified webinar
on California’s judiciary, which for all intents and purposes have ground to a halt and has frozen all evictions unrelated to serious health and safety concerns.
There will be more changes and we remain committed to keeping you in the know, but one constant is our core competency in managing relationships, a skill set that will prove all the more important in times of adversity.