Talk about helpful!! I am a relatively new homeowner in Oakland, and have been given the opportunity to go overseas for 18 months, so I naïvely think "I'll rent my house and go, and then I'll just move in/sell when I return". Luckily, I was able to get a hold of Nick at Woodminster and he took 45 minutes of his day to educate me, a total stranger, about laws governing landlords and single-family rentals in Oakland. He was CRAZY informative (he volunteered a ton of information, and helpfully answered my dozen or so questions that came up as we talked), and gave me significant pause about the direction I had theoretically chosen. I have yet to work with him, but should I choose to, I would feel very confident having him on my side!!