Local ordinances in the San Francisco Bay Area create a host of problems for landlords. From habitability to personal injury claims, a single lawsuit can jeopardize a landlord’s investment and for the unwary, it can be devastating.
With a bias towards protecting the interests of landlords, the Knox Ricksen landlord tenant practice group consists of trial attorneys with considerable experience in all facets of landlord tenant litigation involving the ordinances that presently exist in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, including matters involving:
- breach of the implied warranty of habitability
- habitability torts
- breach of the implied covenant of quiet enjoyment
- intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress
- negligent violation of statutory duties
- mold infestation
- insect and rodent infestation
- failure to repair or maintain property
- safety hazards
- premises liability
- insurance coverage
Members of the landlord tenant law practice group actively participate in organizations which help advance the interests and further the education of our clients. Rebecca E. Moore and Carol J. Morganstern authored "How to Protect Yourself: Avoiding a Habitability Suit,” published in the May 2007 issue of Rental Housing of Northern Alameda County Magazine. Carol J. Morganstern has given presentations on habitability law at meetings of the Association Hispana de Bienes Raices, in June 2007, and the Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County, in March 2007.