When there is a problem between a landlord and a tenant there are legal steps that should be taken in order to remedy the situation and reach an amicable settlement. In many cases, the situation can be resolved with a simple discussion, but things sometimes go far beyond the point where just a discussion can resolve the matter.
In such cases, a Passaic County landlord-tenant lawyer can help by clarifying expectations with a revised copy of the lease or by starting the eviction process, which will eventually sever the relationship altogether.
Every landlord-tenant relationship should have a lease in the middle of it. When written up by an attorney, a lease can make everything clear so that the landlord and tenant each know what is expected from the other. It should leave nothing open for speculation, whether the date that rent is due or how the property should be maintained.
Landlords who draw up their own leases may not fully understand tenant rights, but an experienced landlord-tenant lawyer will be very familiar with them and ensure the lease takes them into account.
Landlord-tenant relations are often strained in cases where there is a question about the habitability of a property. If these problems are not rectified, there could be a legal case for the tenant. On the other hand, the landlord has every right to expect that his or her property will be maintained as outlined in the lease. At the very least, it should not be damaged or destroyed.
When there is a violation on either side, a lawyer can put the complaint in writing so that there is documentation every step of the way. Because property rights and landlord-tenant expectations can be complicated, you need an experienced legal team to examine the details and ensure any action is carried out according to proper procedure.
Our Passaic County landlord-tenant lawyers don't just draw up leases and eviction papers. We also keep up on changes to the laws concerning renting in New Jersey. While these seem like simple actions that many people may attempt to handle on their own, they all require qualified lawyers to ensure accuracy and legality.
When it comes to evictions, notices, and landlord-tenant complaints, it's crucial to make sure all necessary paperwork is submitted and that the process is carried out in a legal manner. In short, a lawyer who is familiar with the workings of landlord-tenant laws and relationships can make sure that all matters are handled within the confines of state, federal, and local laws.
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can make sure your rights aren't violated. Don't risk making a mistake that can cost you money in the future. Our attorneys have many years of experience dealing with landlord-tenant law and can help. Call Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC, or contact us online to schedule a consultation starting at $350.