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.
There are federal laws that govern essential requirements for both Landlords and Tenants, such as the Americans With Disabilities Act or the Fair Housing Act. There is also a multitude of laws in each state that governs additional requirements set forth by each state such as the Landlord-Tenant Relationship Act, and additionally, cities and other local governmental institutions can create their own limitations and requirements. This creates a difficult 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.