Real Estate Law
Protect your commercial real estate assets and projects by consulting with an experienced commercial real estate attorney. It is not uncommon for disagreements to occur when contract conditions are breached, you encounter tenant problems, or have construction or financing issues. From construction defects to environmental issue to land use disputes and wrongful eviction, a skilled Bradshaw & Associates commercial real estate attorney can negotiate, mediate, or litigate as needed to protect you and your commercial real estate assets.
Whether your estate is large or small, nearly everyone could benefit from estate planning. Besides directing the distribution of assets, estate planning also covers health care decisions, end of life care, real estate titles, and plans for pets and minor children, should you predecease them. An experienced estate planning attorney can review your estate, your goals, and help you come up with the best plan to take care of your loved ones, protect your assets, and see that your wishes are carried out. Some common vehicles for estate planning include, trusts, revocable living trusts, and wills. Consult with an experienced Bradshaw & Associates estate planning attorney to review your estate planning options.
Landlords must protect themselves when serving eviction notices. To protect themselves from fines and civil actions, landlords should consult an experienced eviction attorney before serving the eviction notice. Even simple mistakes can delay the eviction process or cause the landlord to need to start the entire eviction process over again. Bradshaw & Associates assists San Francisco Bay Area landlords with eviction issues like owner move in evictions, Ellis Act evictions, condo conversions, wrongful evictions, security deposit disputes, and rent control issues.
The courts of California take habitability issues quite seriously. Bradshaw & Associates advises and represents both landlords and tenants in habitability claims on rental properties. From mold and moisture issues, to heat, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical, landlords have the responsibility to make sure their rental units secure, dry, safe, and have electrical, running water, and cooking capabilities. An experienced habitability issues attorney can review your case, compare the facts of your situation again implied warranty of habitability statues and current cases, and help you manage your case to protect your rights.
While the San Francisco Bay Area is notorious for high rents, Bay Area landlords know that it is not always easy to run a profitable rental in the Bay Area, especially in rent controlled markets like San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Landlords must stay in compliance on many issues including, habitability, fair housing laws, disability laws, rent control, and rent increases. A Bradshaw & Associates landlord attorney can advise on drafting leases and tricky issues like evictions, Ellis Act evictions, Costa-Hawkins rent increases, and defense of discrimination claims.
The real estate litigation lawyers at Bradshaw & Associates represent residential and commercial landowners needing to obtain a clear title, establish ownership, clear liens, resolve escrow issues, and remove easements. Consulting a quiet title attorney can help to ensure that your property is properly recorded and protected future claims. The quiet title process is often convoluted and difficult, having an experienced quiet title attorney working n your case will get the matter taken care much more quickly then trying to navigate the process alone. A clear title is critical to selling a property and obtaining a mortgage or other loan on a property.
Bradshaw & Associates represents both landlord and tenants in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley rent control disputes. Rent control ordnances are a fact of life in the Bay Area; whether you are a landlord or tenant, it behooves you to further your understanding of the applicable ordnances and how they affect you. An experienced rent control lawyer can assist with rent board appearances and issues like: rent increases, allegations of decreased services, habitability issues, evictions and wrongful evictions claims, and utility pass through rates. A skilled rent control lawyer will have many options for negotiating to help you avoid more costly litigation if possible.
Residential real estate litigation usually arises from problems with construction, renting out a unit or property, a transaction gone awry, or neighbor/HOA disputes. An experienced real estate litigation attorney at Bradshaw & Associates can review the facts of your situation and device a plan to protect your rights, interests, and property. Common issues include: liability issues, breaches of construction contracts, mechanics liens, stop payments notices, quiet title actions, evictions/wrongful evictions, escrow disputes, and buy/sell transactions disputes.
With high rents and a scarcity of housing units, being a tenant in the Bay Area can be stressful. If you are dealing with an eviction notice, a rent increase notice, habitability issues, or harassment from your landlord, consult with an expert tenant lawyer at Bradshaw & Associates. Our attorneys are very experienced with Bay Area landlord/tenant issues and especially with complicated rent control ordnances in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. If you suspect that you have experienced housing discrimination due to race gender, ability, or family status, do not hesitate to consult a tenant attorney for advice.
An eviction is a serious matter; not only is the tenant loosing tier home or place of business, the landlord could be held liable for a wrongful or improper eviction witch carries high financial penalties. If you are a landlord, it is critical to consult with a skilled eviction attorney before serving notices to make sure that your planned eviction is legal and properly executed. Tenants facing an eviction should also consult with a wrongful eviction lawyer to see if they can stop the eviction, renegotiate, or negotiate for more time. Even after an eviction, tenants may still have grounds to sue for wrongful eviction if the landlord has been dishonest about the reason for evictions, which is sometimes the case with owner move-in evictions and Ellis act evictions.
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The Bradshaw & Associates Real Estate team is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business and financial goals. We understand how important timely and accurate communication is to our clients and pride ourselves on our responsiveness. Bradshaw & Associates has been very successful at obtaining settlements for our clients. Our firm has been selected to be a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum of Top Trial Lawyers in America. To be a member, attorneys must have a trial verdict and final judgment of over one million for their clients. Fewer the 1% of attorneys in the United States are part of the Million Dollar Advocates association.