Residential Landlord / Tenant Disputes and Unlawful Detainer
The Simmons Law Firm advises landlords and management companies on a multitude of topics, including, co-signors/guarantors, subletting/assigning, rent increases, habitability requirements, unauthorized occupants, damages to property, owner’s right of entry, and security deposit disposition requirements. We do not represent residential tenants.
- Unlawful Detainer. Each and every day a tenant occupies rental property without paying rent, the property owner is losing money. Recovering the property through an unlawful detainer action can be a simple process or complex one depending on the tenant’s actions and whether the property is regulated by local ordinances. The Simmons Law Firm can handle the unlawful detainer process from the beginning to the end. We can prepare and serve notices such as nonpayment of rent, and breach of lease, lease nonrenewal, rent increases, and termination notices.
For clients with multiple units, we offer monthly eviction summary reports, discounts on standard attorneys’ fees, and in-house training programs.
- Residential Tenancy Disputes. During a tenancy, disputes may arise between a landlord and tenant on matters other than non-payment. Disputes can include everything from an unauthorized occupancy to failure to allow entry to a dispute between tenants. The Simmons Law Firm can handle virtually every landlord-tenant matter within California.
- Other Residential Tenancy Matters. In addition to traditional issues like unlawful detainers, The Simmons Law Firm has experience in representing our landlords with rarer issues such as illegal rental units, code violations, forcible entry/forcible detainer (evicting squatters) and representation at administrative hearings (such as when a property has been cited or a rent board issues a notice of hearing).