California Landlord Basics Webinar

Owning residential rental properties in the San Francisco Bay Area has become a lucrative way of earning additional income. Because of the impact that Silicon Valley and the technology revolution has had on the number of jobs and people in the area, the demand for housing and the amount of rents are at an all-time high. Limited supply of affordable housing has created tremendous pressure on the housing market, creating a significant opportunity for property owners to collect rent from tenants.

However, California is one of the most tenant-friendly states in the country. Tenants have a number of rights, entitlements, and protections regarding rent amounts, notices, and deposits. For owners and investors alike, there is a labyrinth of laws that a landlord must navigate in order to stay in compliance with the law — and thus out of trouble. Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP recently produced a webinar about the basics of landlord law in California. Attorneys Ashlee D. Adkins and Henry Chuang teamed up to present about these issues, and more.


Deposit & Deposit Disputes

  • Collecting Upfront Deposits
  • Rules, Uses, & Return Requirements
  • Dispute Resolution Techniques & Damages Available

Habitability Issues

  • Timeline & Urgency Reasonableness
  • Repair & Deduct Remedy
  • Habitable vs. Non-Habitable Determination (with Specific Violations)
  • Methods of Dispute Resolution


  • Drafting, Terminating, Renewing, & Modifying Leases
  • Rent Increases & Local, State, & Federal Laws


You can watch the replay of the webinar below, as well as view or download the slides.

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