From the desk of Daniel Bornstein, Esq.
If the ambitious agenda of tenant advocates cannot be passed in a climate of transparency, ample notice to the public and informed debate among all stakeholders, sweeping changes to Oakland's Tenant Protection Ordinance could be stealthily embedded in edicts by the City because of newfound emergency powers granted after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our friends at the East Bay Rental Housing Association urge owners and operators to attend Tuesday's 1:30 virtual City Council meeting and email lawmakers to voice opposition to the tinkering of landlord rights in advance of the online gathering.
In our latest blog
, we highlight ominous measures being contemplated, offer our takes, and how you can participate in this exercise we call democracy.
We also relay updated resources to share
with tenants who have communicated a hardship related to COVID-19, as governmental entities and, potentially, other nonprofit organizations have conjured the increased bandwidth and inventiveness to help people in an unprecedented time of need.
May rents due is fast approaching, leaving many nervous owners and operators scratching their heads, wondering how to enter into awkward conversations with tenants falling on tough times and what to do if the rent never comes.
You can get peace of mind knowing Bornstein Law is behind the scenes, ready to facilitate in communication and manage landlord-tenant relationships, a craft we have honed for over 26 years and will shine through the brightest in these most unconventional of times.