An Effective California Landlord-Tenant Attorney
Solving legal issues for property owners and their tenants throughout Northern California and the Palm Springs area
Michael F. Brown creates solutions for landlords and tenants alike. He successfully brings tenants comfort that they are living in a stable, well-maintained home, while preserving the profits and equity of landlords who are working hard to run a successful business. For more than 20 years, Michael F. Brown has committed his substantial knowledge and experience to helping Northern California and Palm Springs area clients:
Drafting solid leases for property owners
Both landlords and tenants can avoid potential problems by having a well-drafted contract that enumerates all rental terms. Michael F. Brown discusses the particulars of your property and its occupancy and constructs clear, detailed leases that cover all aspects of your rental agreement. When you present a lease to a prospective tenant, you will feel confident that you are in compliance with California law and that your rights are protected should a dispute arise. The same goes for the tenant. The lease must be reasonable in its terms and all terms and conditions must be unambiguously communicated.
Protecting tenants’ rights to security deposits
California law specifies the usage, retention and return of security deposits. If your landlord fails to follow these strict regulations, Michael F. Brown can help you to collect what is due to you. He first pursues the most cost-effective route of demanding payment from your landlord. If necessary, Michael F. Brown will aggressively defend your rights in court.
Resolving an eviction crisis
Eviction is disruptive to both the landlord and the tenant. The landlord must spend time and money to replace tenants who fall behind on rent, and displaced families must locate a new home under traumatic circumstances. With this scenario in mind, Michael F. Brown helps mediate disputes when eviction is undesirable. If you are a tenant who unfairly faces eviction, Michael F. Brown protects your right to remain in your home. If you are a landlord whose tenants are engaged in disruptive, illegal or damaging behavior, Michael F. Brown helps you to protect your property and your business.
Contact a California attorney who can solve your landlord-tenant issues
The Law Offices of Michael F. Brown represents clients throughout Northern California and the Palm Springs area. We can schedule an appointment in one of the firm's convenient locations: