What should a tenant do if his or her apartment needs repairs? Can a landlord force a tenant to move? How many days notice does a tenant have to give a landlord before the tenant moves? Can a landlord raise a tenant’s rent?
Whether the tenant is renting a room, an apartment, a house, or a duplex, the landlord-tenant
relationship is governed by federal, state, and local laws. A landlord is a person or a company that owns a rental unit. The landlord rents or leases the rental unit to another person, called a tenant, for the tenant to live in. The tenant obtains the right to the exclusive use and possession of the rental unit during the lease or rental period.
Landlords have been known to take action that runs afoul of the law without knowing it. This can cost the Landlord hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Tenants, on the other hand, tend to feel intimidated and scared and act without knowledge of their rights. We have experience representing both landlords and tenants, we only take cases after investigating the facts to ensure we are representing the party on the right side of the law.
Many disputes can and should be resolved informally through pre-litigation tactics. But when litigation is unavoidable, we vigorously pursue our clients’ rights.