Landlord and Tenant Law

Whether it be in a commercial or residential context, disputes often arise between landlords and tenants.

When landlords and tenants disagree, the best way to resolve these disputes out of court is by engaging in conversation to work the problems out. This is less expensive for both landlords and tenants. However, when attempts to resolve their issues break down, they may sustain both emotional and economic hardships.

In residential contexts, there are laws, such as the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that protect residential tenants from landlords at the Federal and State levels.

However, in commercial contexts, when there are disputes over lease agreements, extensive study of the lease agreements is needed. It is imperative that both tenants and landlords know their rights and responsibilities. Commercial lease agreements can be varied and may not offer either party the protection provided to residential clients.

Therefore, the best way to prevent future disputes in landlord and tenants contexts is to prepare their agreement to be as specific as possible. Even with well-drafted agreements, there are always disputes regarding interpretation of these agreements, in which case parties usually bring their disputes to court.

Whether you be a tenant or landlord, you will need an experienced attorney, who will review, draft, and/or negotiate lease agreements before entering into a lease. When disputes cannot be resolved out of court, you must know your rights and responsibilities in order to win your case. We have experiences dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants, whether it be drafting agreements or litigating disputes.

Contact us at 734-677-4200 for a free initial consultation where you can get honest advice and opinion about your case.