TENANTS LEGAL CENTER
ASSISTANCE FOR LANDLORDS
While the information provided in this site will be useful for both landlords and tenants, the Tenants Legal Center offers specific assistance and representation for tenants and occupants only. Many landlords will still call on us for information on how to be a better landlord or how to best handle their Landlord Tenant disputes. Unfortunately, we are unable to specifically assist these landlord callers since our efforts and loyalty are devoted to tenants or other occupants facing eviction or who are having problems with the property owners.
We do commend the many landlords who seek information and assistance to better manage their rental business. The laws regarding Landlord Tenant matters have gotten so complex that even experienced landlords should not handle such matters without professional assistance. Therefore, we can make some recommendations to landlords to better handle these matters and they are as follows:
As a landlord (or new owner) of a foreclosure acquired property, specialized assistance may be required to handle any move outs after the foreclosure sale.
If you own any rental property, you should probably hire a property manager. They will watch your property and handle the day to day matters that are routine for them but could be quite difficult for someone not fully familiar with the rental laws. The modest fee they charge should pay for itself by the savings they provide in avoiding costly problems. Find a manager in your area
Joining a landlord association may provide great benefits to you. They usually provide forms, tenant credit and application screening services, seminars and other valuable assistance and support. You may wish to contact:
Owning rental property is a business and it is getting more complex each year. New laws add complexity to the already complex and confusing rules. Do not be left behind. Educate yourself so that you can maximize your investment and minimize costly problems.
DO NOT REPRESENT YOURSELF
The advice for landlords is the same as for tenants when it comes to eviction lawsuits. Do NOT represent yourself. Landlords who handle their own matter may easily fall victim to the many technical traps that experienced attorneys (including the Tenants Legal Center) will use to win a case against you.
HIRE AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY THAT SPECIALIZES
If you have a situation that requires the use of important letters, notices or eventually a potential eviction, you should seek the advice of an attorney specializing in these matters. Your family general practice attorney may be the one you first think of but may not be the best choice. This area of the law is so technical that your family attorney will be at a disadvantage if a conflict arises and some important aspect of the law is missed.
LOCAL ATTORNEYS WHO REPRESENT LANDLORDS
The following is a list of some local attorneys we know to represent landlords. We have seen these attorneys in action and feel they have demonstrated an elevated level of professionalism and quality of legal service to their landlord clients. If you have questions regarding the handling of your rental property matter, you may wish to contact one of the below offices. You may also contact the San Diego County Lawyer Referral & Information Service for a referral. (We may from time to time modify the below lists of landlord attorneys.)
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DISCLAIMER: The above attorneys are listed for informational purposes only. The Tenants Legal Center and any attorneys connected thereto do not represent or warrant that the above attorneys will successfully handle any legal matter nor do we guarantee the quality, accuracy or competency of their work.
California law for San Diego is applied in these pages. Such laws may or may not be applicable in other jurisdictions. The information provided herein is of a general nature and is not intended to be taken as specific legal advice. For legal advice in a particular situation, promptly consult with an appropriate attorney.