Our attorneys author the comprehensive landlord-tenant chapter in the Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th treatise, lending substantive knowledge and perspective to our representation. Because of our experience with landlord-tenant disputes, and our substantive knowledge of the law, we handle cases efficiently and successfully.
Commercial Lease Disputes
We represent local and national tenants and landlords in commercial lease disputes throughout California, including commercial evictions, recovery of unpaid rent, enforcement or defense of claims relating to non-compete covenants, use restrictions, common area maintenance and expense and other non-monetary lease covenants.
With the enactment of Assembly Bill 1482, signed by Governor Newsom in October 2019, the California legislature imposed a “just cause” limitation on lease terminations, non-renewals, or evictions for most California residential landlords, and also imposed a cap on the amount of annual rent increases allowable for many of the same landlords.
If a tenant receives a verbal assurance from a landlord while negotiating a lease, and the assurance is not written in the lease, does the tenant have any recourse if the assurance turns out to be false?
In a case of first impression, the California Court of Appeal recently weighed in on the enforceability of cotenancy clauses in retail leases.