For Questions Contact:

Manuel Fishman: 415.227.3504 or [email protected]

Jonathan August: 415.227.3558 or [email protected]

Operating expenses are costs incurred by a landlord for the operation, management, maintenance, and repair of commercial properties. Many landlords have incurred, or are anticipating incurring, substantial costs in implementing operational and physical upgrades at their buildings in order to comply with governmental requirements for public health and safety due to COVID-19.

Additionally, the recent removal of the absolute bar on evictions in California designed to help tenants during the initial months of COVID-19 provides a unique challenge to landlords seeking to enforce their remedies.

Listen as Manuel Fishman, Shareholder and Real Estate Practice Chair in Buchalter’s San Francisco office and Buchalter Associate, Jonathan August discuss which increased operating costs may be passed through to tenants, how to pass costs through without incurring liability, and what pitfalls landlords should be aware of when seeking a new eviction action.


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