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Stephen Hammers’ Lease Litigation Blog

Stephen Hammers is an Orange County attorney specializing in lease litigation and other real estate law. His articles below are intended for businesses involved in commercial leases, landlords, tenants, property managers and HOA boards and members.  Updates are provided regularly.  To receive email updates, please send written request to shammers@pcghlawyers.com.

The Unique Problems of Self-Storage Rental Units

Self-storage rental units are a unique class of property, presenting both lessors and lessees with issues requiring legal assistance.  The industry’s publication “Inside Self-Storage” recently identified three specific areas of possible litigation involving commercial self-storage rental units.  These three areas should be high on the list critical issues for both lessors and lessees when negotiating […]

LANDLORD UNABLE TO INCREASE RENT ON TENANT

The Appellate Court in the First District struck another ruling in favor of rent control this week.  The residential landlord was surely displeased with this pro-tenant ruling. Mosser Companies (landlord) owns a nine-unit residential apartment building in San Francisco. The apartment at issue in this case is subject to rent control under the San Francisco […]

LESSEE LIABLE FOR SLIP AND FALL?

If you are a commercial tenant, running a business and occupying under a commercial lease, can you be liable for injuries if a visitor or other passerby slips and falls outside your business?  The answer depends on a number of factors.  The most important, however, may be a Court’s assessment of legal responsibilities of landlord […]