Why would a landlord or tenant require an attorney?
There are a multitude of disputes and situations that may arise for a landlord or tenant that may require litigation or negotiation. Each party has their own set of protections and rights. At the most basic level, landlords deserve to be paid their rent monthly, and tenants should feel comfortable and safe in the property they are renting.
If either of these basic expectations isn’t being met, then it is wise to hire an attorney to remediate the problem as soon as possible. Dealing with either of these situations feel overwhelming. Additionally, there is a relationship that is developed between the landlord and tenant, thus if one of the parties attempts to collect money directly from the other person, they may feel sorry for them and not pursue it strongly enough. Either party may be facing some sort of difficulty, but each person still deserves what is contractually owed to them, whether it is the monthly rent payment, addressing potential hazards on the property, or returning the deposit upon moving out.
What claims are covered under landlord tenant disputes?
- Violation of lease provisions
- Disruptive behavior on the property
- Eviction proceedings
- Failure to pay rent
- Property damage
- Security deposits
- Disposal of abandoned personal property
- Material non-compliance
- Unlawful discriminatory rent increase
There isn’t any need to face landlord tenant disputes on your own. The attorneys at Graham Legal can help overcome any of these issues and many others that may not have been listed, through litigation or negotiation. At the very least we will help you understand your rights during the free consultation.