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Landlord-Tenant Disputes


On January 27th, 2016 at 10:00 A.M., Pete Fowler and Paul Viau presented a one-hour webinar called Landlord-Tenant Disputes.

One of the more common project types our company is handling these days is landlord-tenant disputes. Sometimes these disputes arise during the lease, related to building failures like leaks or floods. But more often they occur at the conclusion of a lease, related to allegations of deferred maintenance that the owner's claim are required by the terms of the lease, or "improvements" that the tenants have made during the lease term that will cause significant costs to be incurred by the owner to prepare the building for a new tenant. Landlord-Tenant Disputes is a one-hour walk through Pete Fowler Construction Services’ (PFCS) Construction Claims Analysis Method, applied to claims resulting from landlord-tenant disputes. No two claims are the same, but our analytical method walks us through a professional investigation and analysis, similar to how the scientific method aids in discovery of the workings of our natural world and technological advancements, regardless of the specifics of the claim. 

A recent case study proves that PFCS is uniquely qualified to serve as expert consultants in these projects due to our experience in building performance evaluation (Inspection & Testing), Construction Management, Building Lifecycle Management, and Claims & Litigation. Every year we work on projects as widely varied as single-family residences; multi-family and mixed-use developments; commercial, institutional, and industrial construction; and low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Since our active client list always includes Property Owners & Managers, Builders & Developers, Contractors, Product Manufacturers, Insurers and Lawyers, it's hard for anyone to make a case that our opinions are biased.

Learning Objectives

  • Introducing a framework for conducting a professional investigation related to landlord-tenant disputes.
  • Gaining a big-picture perspective on handling landlord-tenant dispute investigations from a building expert perspective.
  • Review numerous case studies.
  • Discussion of options for report and presentation formats.
  • Looking at actual project deliverables.

Program Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. The Claim
  3. The Method
  4. Property Condition Assessment
  5. Estimate Analysis
  6. Putting it all together
  7. Conclusions

This program is approved for one hour of CLE for attorneys in California. Pending approval in Nevada and Oregon. This program is not approved with the California Department of Insurance.

Paul Viau