Disputes between landlords and tenants have the possibility of deteriorating into extensive, time consuming issues.  A landlord will want to take action when the tenant does not live up to their part of the rental agreement, and can involve issues such as:

  • Evictions for non-payment of rent
  • Damages to the rental property
  • Violation of pet agreements
  • Smoking indoors in a property that is contractually nonsmoking
  • Illegal subletting or having more than the agreed-upon number of tenants residing at the property
  • Operating a business out of the rental property
  • Conducting illegal activities out of the rental property
  • Keeping “junked” vehicles on the premises
  • Abandoning a rental property, or “breaking a lease”

In addition to the above, landlords may find themselves in need of additional services such as drafting leases and addendum agreements, ensuring compliance with local and federal statutes, and dealing with other issues that arise from being a landlord.  Regardless of the size of your rental business, from a single family home to several multi-unit complexes, consulting regularly with an attorney about any potential changes or general concerns can prevent potentially catastrophic exposure in the future.

The statutes governing the interactions between landlords and tenants can be complex, and disputes between them are often contentious.  At Cohen Dovitz Makowka, LLC, our experience makes us particularly well suited to assist landlords with their issues. Whether you have a tenant that has quit paying rent or is damaging your rental property, our attorneys can help.

As with many areas of the law, time is critical in these matters, and the sooner you retain an attorney the better your eventual outcome likely will be.  Contact a representative of Cohen Dovitz Makowka, LLC today to discuss your situation and learn about your options.