Bornstein and Bornstein has offered the Bay Area Community over 15 years of legal services, with a focus on the real estate industry. Today, I embark on new approach towards communicating with my friends, clients and interested others. I will commence a blog posting – providing a glimpse into the everyday legal activities that may prove informative to you. I will attempt to both educate you on issues that are germane to your business and entertain you with some of the inane aspects of a legal practice with a focus on landlord/tenant law. I welcome your comments and suggestions and look forward to this continuing dialogue.
As many of you know, I have handled thousands of unlawful detainer actions throughout my legal career – I have seen firsthand the stress that clients face when confronting a failed tenant relationship – it is both emotionally and financially draining. I empathize with my clients as I am also an investor in real estate and also face the same situations that arise when a tenant fails to live up to the contractual obligations. On the other hand, I am also a tenant and have experienced the frustration of an owner failing to live up to his/her contractual obligations – it cuts both ways – I always start with the adage that there are both good residential rental property owners and there are bad ones – there are both good tenants and bad ones – most people in my experience inhabit the “good” category – However, as an attorney, I tend to be retained when dealing with those who migrate into the “bad” category – evictions are not pleasant. Evictions require people to make “chapter” changes in their lives. As your attorney, I am always respectful of this reality, but still tasked with ensuring the “chapter” change is as expeditious as possible.
With this brief comment, I welcome you into the world of my thoughts as I work diligently to accomplish the goals that you retained me for.