Our Landlord-Tenant Practice primarily focuses on assisting Home and Property Owners deal with the complex legal issues and procedures around their tenants and leases, particularly on the following matters:
Eviction and Unlawful Detainer – Evictions are a very fast-paced and strict process, and anyone caught up in the speed and legalese may find themselves neck-deep in questions and confusions. Sam W. Wu has handled numerous evictions all over the Bay Area, and he may be able to assist you.
Drafting/Reviewing Lease Agreements – Having a good Lease Agreement, whether you are the Home/Property Owner or the Tenant, is immensely valuable. The Lease Agreement is the contract that governs how the tenancy will function. You need to know and understand all the terms and conditions in it. Sam W. Wu can explain and advise all the confusing legal terms and their consequences in a manner that is simple to understand.
Drafting Legal Notices/Responses – A common advice for any potential legal issue is have written documentations. Sometimes, there may be issues that come up in the tenancy that requires certain notices be issued (like a non-payment of rent situation). If the notice does not contain very specific legal languages, it may be declared void and ineffective by a Court. In order to avoid unnecessary delay and expense, we can draft proper notices to attempt to resolve problems with a tenancy.
Civil Defense of Tenant's Tort Claims Against Landlords - Sometimes, tenants would file affirmative lawsuits against their landlords, alleging that they are not complying with the statutory requirements for residential leases, and tenants suffer from it. From breach of the warranty of habitability to quiet enjoyment issues, Sam W. Wu has successfully defended and settled multiple tenant-side tort cases.