Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a lawyer?
The answer is most likely “yes.” Bay Area landlord-tenant laws are extremely complex. If you forget to cross one “t” or dot one “i” it could lead to serious repercussions. For those reasons we recommend that anyone taking any level of legal action against a tenant hire an attorney before doing so.
What are your rates?
Our rates vary by attorney. Please contact our client coordinator with questions about rates and scheduling an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form. Our client coordinator usually responds within 1-2 business days. You can also call or email Jane directly at 510-625-0100 or email@example.com
Do you offer free consultations?
No. Fried & Williams attorneys bill hourly for all of their time, including the initial consultation.
I just have one quick question. Do I still need to schedule an appointment?
Yes, for non-clients and potential clients to speak with an attorney they must schedule an appointment beforehand. You might find information on your matter from our articles web page, which offers information on many of real estate and landlord-tenant law topics.
What is wrongful eviction insurance and why do I need it?
Defending and settling wrongful eviction lawsuits is very expensive. Fried & Williams highly recommends that you obtain proper coverage if you are in the residential rental business. If you need assistance in procuring the proper coverage, our firm would be happy to assist you. For more information, please download our Wrongful Eviction Insurance brochure by clicking here.
Are your offices accessible by public transportation?
Yes, our Oakland office is a short walk from the 19th Street Oakland BART station and is located on the corner of Harrison and 19th Street. Our San Francisco office is directly across the street from the Montgomery BART and MUNI stations and is located on the corner of Market and New Montgomery.
Where is the best place to park near your offices?
Oakland: There is a parking garage under the 1901 Harrison Street building next to the Copymat on 19th Street. There is also a garage under the building next door to us on Harrison street at 1939 Harrison Street. Otherwise, there is street parking in the area at $2.00/hour.
San Francisco: The nearest parking garage is around the corner at 35 2nd Street. There is also street parking and many parking garages in the area.