Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger Preeminent Landlord Tenant Lawyers in Riverside and Palm Springs
Do you need assistance with an unresponsive landlord or a delinquent tenant?
Landlord tenant issues are common legal problems for real estate attorneys in California. The Riverside County law firm of Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger has represented both landlords and tenants since 1951. Over the years they have resolved thousands of landlord tenant disputes on behalf of their clients.
Residential landlord tenant disputes—governed by statute
Local, state and federal law govern residential landlord tenant relationships. These laws are designed to protect the tenant, who is at a monetary and fiduciary disadvantage when compared to the landlord. There are not nearly as many laws governing commercial landlord tenant relationships since business tenants are likely to be as sophisticated as landlords and more capable of protecting their own interests.
The landlord tenant lawyers at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger in Riverside County, frequently handle residential landlord tenant disputes. If they represent the landlord, the most common disputes involve repeated delinquency in rent payments, evictions, and return of security deposits. If they represent the tenant, the most common issues are a landlord’s failure to repair the premises, battles over the return of the security deposit, and disputes over tenant improvements. Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger’s landlord tenant attorneys try to resolve your California residential landlord tenant dispute through negotiation rather than litigation.
A lease governs the residential landlord tenant relationship, but California law also plays an important role. If you take the wrong action or fail to follow proper procedures, you can face a penalty or sabotage your rights. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, before you take an action against the other party, consult the landlord tenant lawyers at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, a California law corporation. They know the law and can advise you of your rights.
Commercial landlord tenant disputes—governed by common law
Because there are not many statutes governing commercial leases, landlord tenant attorneys in California rely primarily upon case law to resolve disputes in commercial situations. Litigation is more frequent in commercial landlord tenant disputes since commercial leases involve higher monetary consequences for both parties. Because commercial lease terms are typically longer in duration than residential leases and have more onerous provisions, it is important to have a landlord tenant attorney at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger review your commercial lease prior to your signing it. If you are a landlord, you want protections like personal guaranties, adequate insurance requirements, holdover provisions, and assignment of lease restrictions in your lease. If you are a tenant, you want your landlord tenant attorney at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger to negotiate favorable lease renewal terms, early termination provisions, and reasonable common area maintenance charges.