Get Legal Help with a Landlord-Tenant Issue
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed June 20, 2016
For landlords who enter into a lease agreement and rent a house or apartment to a tenant, a number of potential legal issues and disputes can arise, and the assistance of an attorney can be a true asset for landlords seeking to protect their legal rights. Whether you need help reviewing or negotiating the terms of a lease or rental agreement, are facing the prospect of evicting a tenant or filing an unlawful detainer action, or have been accused of committing a fair housing violation, having a landlord-tenant attorney on your side can help you get the best possible outcome for your situation.
How a Landlord-Tenant Attorney Can Help
If you are currently involved in a legal dispute with a tenant, or are concerned about your legal rights and obligations at any stage in the landlord-tenant relationship, you should speak with an attorney with experience in landlord-tenant law who will evaluate your case with you, to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected. Whether you need to go to court for an eviction or just have questions about how to properly word a rental agreement, an attorney will take the time to explain the situation and address your concerns.
If a lawsuit becomes necessary, no matter which side you are on (as "plaintiff" or "defendant") a knowledgeable landlord-tenant or real estate attorney can take action on your behalf -- researching the law, reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning legal strategy, and negotiating with tenants, tenant associations, insurers, and opposing counsel -- all with the goal of strengthening your position and obtaining the best results for you.
Finding a Landlord-Tenant Attorney
To find a lawyer to help with your tenants' rights issue, use the FindLaw Lawyer Directory to search for a landlord-tenant or real estate law firm or attorney near you. To get started, go to the "Find a Lawyer" box near the upper left corner of this page. You can also find a landlord-tenant attorney near you here.
You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.