Landlord-Tenant Law and Evictions

By: Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP  01/01/2016
Keywords: Attorney, Removal, Lockout

Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP is California's premier landlord-tenant law firm representing landlords, property management companies and institutional lenders. The firm has built a reputation on providing superior legal representation and service. Our services include Unlawful Detainer – Evictions (Residential Property, Commercial Property and Post-Foreclosure), Collections, Litigation, Transactions and Fair Housing Education and Defense Unlawful Detainers Having litigated more than 100,000 unlawful detainer (eviction) actions throughout the State of California, our attorneys have developed a particular expertise in all aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship and recovering possession of residential and commercial real property. Our unlawful detainer department includes many of the most experienced landlord-tenant and eviction attorneys in California. Based on this expertise, many of the nation's largest property management companies and banks rely on us for legal representation. As many of the firm's attorneys have practiced exclusively in the landlord-tenant area, we are able to provide our clients with an accumulated depth of experience and attention to detail than larger and more diverse firms may be unable to match. We pride ourselves on providing the best eviction timelines, customer service and quality of legal representation in the industry. Our customer service representatives eagerly assist our clients and provide our multi-family (apartment) clients with detailed weekly status reports. Judgment Enforcement After recovering possession of real property, we assist our clients with recovering money owed by former tenants. Because we are attorneys, our clients are able to take advantage of post-judgment collection remedies such as wage garnishments, bank levies, judgment debtor exams and recording of abstracts of judgment, while enjoying the assurance that our collection activities comply with all federal and state fair debt collection laws. Transactional, Litigation and Fair Housing We draft and advise clients on residential and commercial leases. RWC also provides litigation services for all issues that arise from the landlord-tenant relationship, including class action defense, rent control and Fair Housing claims. Education The firm's attorneys have lectured extensively on landlord-tenant issues including compliance with rent and eviction control laws and fair housing issues including companion animals and medical marijuana. The firm's attorneys are also available to provide seminars and ongoing advice and counsel for current and developing landlord-tenant law issues, and to represent their clients before the Department of Fair Housing and Employment, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and all state and federal courts. Memberships We are members of The National Apartment Association (NAA), The California Apartment Association (CAA), several local apartment associations, the REO Managers Association of California (REOMAC) and U.S. REO Partners. Our Landlord-Tenant services include: • Unlawful Detainer – Evictions (Residential Property, Commercial Property and Post-Foreclosure) • Collections • Litigation • Transactions • Fair Housing Education and Defense • Lease Drafting and Review • Advice Regarding Landlord’s Rights and Remedies During the Tenancy • How to Terminate the Tenancy • Compliance with Rent Control and Eviction Control Laws • Advice Concerning HUD Section 8, Low Income Tax Credit & Affordable Housing Programs • Representation in Bankruptcy Court (Motions for Relief From the Automatic Stay) • Disposition of Abandoned Personal Property

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