What We Do
A Wealth of Knowledge at Your Fingertips
We have carefully chosen our practice areas to coincide with our experience and drive. We believe that this level of focus creates an atmosphere of professionalism that pervades every aspect of our handling of legal matters. You can rest easy knowing we are prepared for the challenges ahead. Sutherland Law, PLC commits to achieving excellence at every opportunity. This is accomplished using continued education, training, development of strong systems and infrastructure, and modern technology.
Landlord and Tenant Disputes
In 2016 the U.S. Census Bureau found that almost forty percent of American households are renting their primary residence. This means that a significant portion of the population can identify as either a Tenant or a Landlord, and as would be expected legal issues regarding the two are very common. Unfortunately, the legal requirements and responsibilities of both parties are not as widely known and as such a significant amount of litigation in this field arises.
Federal laws govern essential requirements for both Landlords and Tenants, such as the Americans With Disabilities Act or the Fair Housing Act. Many laws in each state govern additional requirements set forth by each state, such as the Landlord-Tenant Relationship Act. Additionally, cities and other local government institutions can create their limitations and requirements. This creates a complex web of legality to navigate where many get lost in the fold. No matter which side of the debate you fall on, an experienced Landlord-Tenant Attorney can help clarify your rights and responsibilities.