Landlord & Tenant

In the real property rental and leasing arena, things don’t always go as planned. For this reason, extensive laws govern the responsibilities of both landlords and tenants.

The real estate and tax law team at Moskowitz, LLP has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants with the resolution of highly complex and heated property-related disputes. We act on behalf of a wide range of clients including landlords, property managers and tenants of both private and commercial properties. In addition to our litigation successes, we have an impressive record with state and federal appeals.

Our knowledgeable San Francisco lawyers have promptly and effectively handled many cases involving the rights of both landlords and tenants, including:

Contract drafting and interpretation
Our attorneys prepare contracts for both residential and commercial real estate. We can negotiate and construct unique terms and clauses specific to your transaction. In the event of a lease dispute, we provide document review and expert litigation services.

Evictions and unlawful detainers
One of a landlord’s most unpleasant tasks is having to evict a tenant. When a tenant remains in possession of a property after the tenancy has been terminated, the most common remedy to evict them is an unlawful detainer lawsuit. If a landlord violates any of the Superior Court’s procedural rules, the tenant may be entitled to damages. The complex process of eviction requires the assistance of an experienced attorney. We ensure that our clients act in accordance with the law when taking action against tenants.

Tenant representation
If you are a tenant, our firm can help you review rental contracts, stop evictions, address habitability concerns and retaliatory actions, and combat discrimination by landlords, brokers, and agents.

Landlord representation
In addition to eviction services, we handle lawsuits for property damage, collections, and defense of illegal discrimination lawsuits. As a leading California tax law firm, we also have extensive experience with IRS and California FTB audit, tax litigation, and appeals.

Administrative hearings before state and federal agencies
If you are seeking quality legal representation in an administrative hearing or appeal before a governmental agency, we can help. We provide our clients with the highest standard of service beginning at any stage of the process.

State and Federal Appeals
The successful handling of a real estate tenancy appeal or defense requires an attorney with a thorough understanding of the law, outstanding advocacy skills and experience. The attorneys at Moskowitz, LLP have saved the firm’s clients tens of millions of dollars through successful appeals.

Real estate income and property tax issues
For over 30 years, our tax attorneys have represented thousands of owners and lessees of residential and commercial properties with issues related to their income and property tax assessments.

Legal representation for landlords and tenants
Our legal team is dedicated to resolving your landlord-tenant issues and preventing future problems, all in a cost-effective manner. Call us at (888) 829-3325 or (415) 394-7200.

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