California Lease Termination Best Practices
September 5, 2019 | 12:00 pm PST | 3:00 pm EST
Whether the owner of a property decides to sell their property, find a new tenant, or move in to the unit, terminating a lease can be unexpectedly complex. Many landlords and property managers run afoul of the specific requirements under the law and end up wasting unnecessary time and money on the termination process.
Often times, the lease between the landlord and tenant can be deceiving, and the tenant likely entitled to more rights than enumerated in the lease. The penalties for a violation of a tenant’s rights can be steep, and we can help walk you through the termination process in an attempt to avoid those penalties.
Adam L. Pedersen is a senior partner and real estate attorney at Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP. Pedersen brings over 8 years of experience being a relentless advocate for real estate brokers, landlords, property managers, and agents. Adam is a licensed California real estate broker. He focuses his practice on issues relating to real estate transactions, including non-disclosure disputes, agent responsibilities, close of escrow issues, and title disputes.
Ashlee D. Gonzales is a junior partner and real estate attorney at Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP. Ashlee helps real estate investors, homeowners, landlords, agents, and brokers with issue relating to partition actions, unlawful detainers, duty of care, disclosures, and other real estate legal issues. Ashlee is the 2018 co-chair of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association (PAABA) real estate section, and frequently speaks to real estate groups.