Look for a list of upcoming New Developments in Landlord-Tenant Law courses here.
Landlord-tenant law is constantly changing. This 3-credit program will discuss new cases and statutes dealing with eviction procedure, wrongful eviction lawsuits, rent control, tort liability, and other issues. Citations will be provided. The State Bar has approved this program for three CLE credits.
The panelists – experts with long experience handling landlord-tenant cases – will emphasize the practical effects of these new developments on clients and practitioners.
Professor Moskovitz has had long experience with landlord-tenant law. His publications include:
- California Landlord-Tenant Practice, 2nd Edition (Calif. Continuing Education of Bar, 1997) lead author
- California Eviction Defense Manual, 2nd Edition (California Continuing Education of Bar, 1993) lead author
- California Office Leasing (Calif. Continuing Education of the Bar, 1996) co-author
- Powell on Real Property — Practice Guide 2: Landlord-Tenant (Matthew Bender, 1996) consultant
- California Real Estate Law & Practice (Matthew Bender, 1995) consultant
- Tenants’ Rights (Nolo Press, 13th Edition) with Warner
- The Implied Warranty of Habitability: A New Doctrine Raising New Issues, 62 California Law Review 1444 (1974)
- The Tenant Union – Landlord Relations Act: A Proposal, 58 Georgetown Law Journal 1013 (1970; with Honigsberg)
- “The Great Rent Control War”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 10-14, 2010
He has also litigated several of the major California cases establishing new law in this field, including:
Schweiger v. Superior Court (1970) 3 Cal.3d 507 (obtained writ; opinion established new doctrine of retaliatory eviction)
Aweeka v. Bonds (1971) 20 Cal.App.3d 278 (obtained reversal; opinion established new right to sue for damages for retaliatory eviction)
Lindsey v. Normet(1971) 405 U.S. 56 (obtained reversal; opinion held that tenants faced with double rent appeal bond in Oregon eviction cases had been denied Due Process of Law)
Hinson v. Delis (l972) 26 Cal.App.3d 62 (obtained reversal; opinion established new doctrine of implied warranty of habitability)
Green v. Superior Court (1974) 10 Cal.3d 616 (obtained writ, opinion confirmed Hinson and firmly established doctrine of implied warranty of habitability)
Birkenfeld v. City of Berkeley(1976) 17 Cal.3d 129 (obtained ruling establishing right of California cities to adopt residential rent control)
Rue-Ell Enterprises v. City of Berkeley (1983) 147 Cal.App.3d 81 (obtained affirmance; opinion upheld ordinance placing limits on commercial rents)
Cotati Alliance For Better Housing v. City of Cotati (1983) 148 Cal.App.3d 280 (obtained reversal for City, opinion upheld City’s rent control ordinance)
Fisher v. City of Berkeley (1984) 37 Cal.3d 644 & 475 U.S. 260 (1986) (obtained reversal of Court of Appeal opinion invalidating residential rent control ordinance; California and U.S. Supreme Court held that rent control did not violate Due Process or antitrust laws)
Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County v. City of Oakland (2009) 171 Cal.App.4th 741 (obtained affirmance of trial court ruling upholding constitutionality of City’s “just-cause-for-eviction” ordinance).