When a Tenant Dies

A tenant’s death terminates the tenancy. However, the owner generally does not regain possession of a rental unit immediately after the death. Instead, there may be several issues to confront before the unit can be re-rented.

Pet Policy Q&A

There are no dogs allowed in my building. The other day a tenant came in with a dog. When I confronted him about it, he said the dog was a comfort pet for a

Foreclosure Notes

My building is going be foreclosed. What is my responsibility to my tenants after the bank takes control of the building? Do I need to warn them before the building is taken? Many apartment

Buy-out Blues?

Upset over your recent buy-out here in The City? Then consider what our friends in the Big Apple have to contend with! Catherine and Alistair Economakis wanted to convert a 15-unit rental property on East 3rd

Changes for 2009

While Sacramento was quiet, the voters in San Francisco made a major change to the landlord-tenant arena by passing Proposition M in November. As explained by industry attorney Clifford E. Fried in a feature article