A recent court ruling gives property owners more freedom to negotiate a voluntary vacancy in exchange for compensation, a rent waiver, or both. We share the encouragement of our plaintiff industry partners that landlords can enter into ethical, proper and enforceable contracts with less interference.
Join us for a webinar covering everything accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Learn the rules surrounding the construction of these pint-sized units and how to legalize illegal units not in compliance.
Friday, October 16th
1:00-2:30 PM
Recognizing that utilizing empty, unproductive space can help solve the unaffordable housing shortage, lawmakers have made it easier for single-family and multi-family property owners to build ADUs or to bring illegal units up to code. 
ADUs have been coined many names like granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and more. No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative option for property owners to earn additional rental income while increasing the value of their properties. Despite more relaxed regulations, however, there are many potential minefields to navigate. 
On October 16th, Daniel Bornstein will join a panel of real estate, architectural, and building inspection experts to discuss the legal repercussions. You will come away with a working knowledge of state law, as well as the nuances of local regulations throughout the Bay Area. The rules have been particularly confusing for single-family homeowners who fear being subject to new rent and eviction controls they were previously exempt from, but Daniel will resolve this quandary. 

COVID Update

As of October 5, the courts have the license to proceed with unlawful detainer (eviction) actions in cases when the tenant has not paid rent or owes other charges due to the landlord. Prior to this statutory deadline, the California Judicial Council has issued its tutelage on how to implement new legislation, and several new forms must be used. We are on top of it and are ready to assist in the unfortunate eventuality that alternatives to landlord-tenant litigation is exhausted, using the updated documentation.
San Francisco Supervisors pass ban on no-fault evictions through March