When it comes to a landlord tenant dispute, it is generally in the interest of both parties to try to resolve the dispute amicably and directly. However, at Himelman & Himelman we understand that sometimes relationships become strained to the point where even speaking to the other party seems impossible. We have some helpful information that can guide you in taking the appropriate next steps in resolving your landlord tenant dispute.
Avoiding a Landlord Tenant Dispute
Though it may seem obvious, the best way to deal with a landlord tenant dispute is to simply not get involved in one at all. As a tenant, one of the most important things you can do is go over your lease agreement carefully and get a full understanding of what your rights and responsibilities are. If issues arise, try talking to the other party as soon as possible and be upfront about whatever problems you are having. Make sure you keep documentation of correspondence with the other party whenever possible. Resolving an issue right away can prevent it from growing into a larger problem later on.
Resolving a Landlord Tenant Dispute Outside of Court
Even if you try your hardest to avoid a landlord tenant dispute, some issues are not so easily resolved. Going to court should be your last course of action and hiring a third party mediator to draft an agreement between the two parties should be considered before making that final leap. The agreements drafted by third party mediators are not binding but can help with communication.
Dealing With a Landlord Tenant Dispute in Court
If both direct communication and mediation have not helped to resolve a landlord tenant dispute, the next step is for a landlord to file an eviction action in court, seeking possession of the premises.
At Himelman & Himelman, we know that sometimes landlord tenant issues require the eye of a third party. Contact us today to discuss your situation and set up a free consultation.