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Most Common Reasons for Landlord Tenant Disputes

Landlord and tenant dispute attorneys provides assistance if a dispute arises between a landlord and a tenant. There are many reasons for disagreements to arise within the residential or commercial rental market. These problems can sometimes lead to evictions, to tenants withholding rent, and to a variety of other undesirable outcomes. Avoiding disputes is preferable whenever possible, but both landlords and tenants also need to know how to respond when a problem arises. 

Curley & Rothman, LLC provides representation in cases where problems arise between landlords and those renting properties. Our legal team helps landlords and renters to understand their obligations and to protect their rights. We will work with you to find ways to amicably resolve disputes, or can provide assistance during evictions or other court proceedings. Give us a call to find out more about the ways in which landlord and tenant disputes attorneys can help.

Most Common Reasons for Disputes Between Landlords and Tenants

There are many reasons why disputes arise between landlords and tenants, but some of the most common reasons include the following:

  • A tenant's delay in paying rent on time: If a tenant fails to pay as required by the lease, the tenant can be required to pay late fees and penalties as specified by lease terms. Nonpayment can also result in eviction.
  • A tenant's breach of lease terms: Whenever a tenant fails to follow any rules set forth within the lease, this can give rise to eviction.
  • A tenant's unlawful or inappropriate behavior: Regardless of the terms of the lease, a tenant is not allowed to engage in unlawful behavior or to interfere with the quiet enjoyment of the property by other renters.
  • A landlord's refusal to make necessary repairs: If a landlord fails to maintain the property in habitable condition, the tenant could withhold rent and could use the rent money to pay someone to make fixes to the property. A tenant could also break a lease in some circumstances when a property is not habitable.
  • A landlord's refusal to enforce lease terms: If a landlord does not take action when other tenants are violating a lease and the landlord allows criminal or nuisance behavior to persist in an apartment, tenants affected by the lease violations could potentially break their lease or take other actions to protect their own interests.
  • A landlord's refusal to return a security deposit. Landlords must return a security deposit in a timely manner and cannot withhold money from a security deposit unless the tenant did damage to the rental unit beyond the normal wear-and-tear.

Landlord and tenant dispute attorneys at Curley & Rothman, LLC can provide assistance in these situations and in other circumstances where problems have arisen with a rental relationship. We help with issues arising from both residential and commercial rental properties, so give us a call today to learn about the ways we can assist you.

How Do Landlord and Tenant Disputes Attorneys Help?

Landlord and tenant disputes attorneys provide assistance in working to prevent disputes from happening in the first place by negotiating comprehensive leases with appropriate protective clauses. We can help you to negotiate and draft a lease agreement that sets forth the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants so everyone is on the same page going into the rental relationship.

When problems do arise, Curley & Rothman, LLC is here to help. Our landlord and tenant disputes attorneys can help you to resolve disagreements in a way that avoids court whenever possible. Sometimes, a letter from a lawyer or a negotiation guided by attorneys is sufficient to solve problems.

If no resolution can be reached, we offer assistance to landlords with following the eviction process in Pennsylvania when the circumstances justify eviction. We also help tenants to fight eviction, or to respond to problems with the habitability of their living spaces. The sooner you can involve a lawyer to find out what your rights are and to get help enforcing those rights, the more likely it is you will be able to resolve a disagreement effectively.

Getting Help from Landlord and Tenant Disputes Attorneys

Curley & Rothman, LLC can provide the assistance that you need to respond when problems arise within the rental relationship. Our legal team will represent tenants or landlords who are involved in a dispute. We can assist with finding out-of-court solutions or with litigation, including eviction proceedings in Pennsylvania. Give us a call to find out more about the ways in which landlord and tenant disputes attorneys can help you.

Real EstateScott Rothman