Landlord, Tenant, Leases

  • Mediated real estate litigation where tenant on a 12 year written lease on a 5 acre parcel with residence alleged that there was an oral agreement that the landlord would convey the property to him fo no additional consideration at the end of the lease term. Landlord cross claimed for breach of lease and waste.

  • Mediated a landlord tenant case alleging retaliatory eviction based on complaints of rodent infestation, with improper notice to quit and failure to provide relocation assistance.

  • Mediated commercial lease dispute involving a fast food franchise operating in a downtown San Jose building arising from a dispute over the meaning of market rate rent in a lease extension.

  • Mediated commercial lease dispute between a hotel owner and a lobby tenant regarding whether a notice to vacate was valid.

  • Mediated commercial lease dispute for breach of lease for failing to pay rent, operating an unpermitted tire recycling business, failing to pay insurance and property tax increases.

  • Mediated wrongful eviction residential lease matter based on improper notice, proceeding with eviction on default judgment after it was set aside, failure to pay statutory relocation allowance.

  • Mediated commercial lease dispute involving maintenance repairs by landlord which commercial tenant refused to pay on the basis that the work should have been done before and charged to the prior tenant.

  • Mediated commercial lease dispute arising from breach of settlement agreement for failure to make payments under a payment plan.

  • Mediated commercial lease dispute between shopping center landlord and a grocery store owner concerning disputed rent term and closure of store while lessee operated nearby store, resolved by termination of lease and rent concessions for construction improvements on another store.

  • Mediated commercial landlord tenant and restitution dispute based on renovations to church hall regarding theatre seating and unexpected termination or tenancy.

  • Mediated contract action by vendor against property manager and office building owner. The owner disputed whether it had consented to the services as allegedly required by the property management agreement. The defendants also disputed whether the vendor could sue the principal and the agent at the same time.

  • Mediated commercial lease dispute involving a retail business, with allegations of wrongful eviction and breach of lease and a lease option.

  • Mediated commercial lease dispute involving sewage damage to a retail business and landlord alleged damages due to unpaid rent and unlawful detainer action.

  • Handled a lease dispute between a savings and loan and another savings and loan concerning the occupancy of an office building.

  • Mediated seventy-five different residential landlord tenant eviction matters, alleging breach of lease, unpaid rent, or nuisance with defenses including habitability issues, landlord harassment and rent control violations. Several were resolved with tenant buyouts.

  • Mediated landlord-tenant commercial lease dispute involving terminated long term lease, oral agreement re month to month continuing lease in smaller downsized quarters at a lower rate, which lead to tenant departure and competing claims for lost profits by tenant and lost rent by landlord.

  • Mediated landlord-tenant commercial lease dispute regarding a warehouse to be used for cannibus growing and dispensary, where a short term oral lease and contemplated investment by landlord were terminated, leading to landlord claims for loss of rent and damages to premises and tenant claims for fraud and breach of contract, claiming millions in lost profits and out of pocket losses.

  • Mediated landlord-tenant damages dispute involving claimed damages to the premises by the tenant and failure to return security deposit by the landlord.

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