Renting 101: 3 Common Disputes Between Tenants and Landlords
As a renter, you have the obligation to uphold your end of the tenant contract throughout the duration of your lease. There are situations that can arise, however, where your landlord may violate the agreed upon terms of the lease, putting you in a position where you may have to pursue legal action. This can result in a dispute between you and your landlord, and it is in your best interest to hire a qualified Fayetteville attorney to represent you in your case.
Some of the most common disputes that occur between tenants and landlords include:
- Breach of lease agreements: There are many situations where a tenant must take legal action against his/her landlord, especially if the landlord has breached the lease agreement. Tenants have many rights and responsibilities that can include the right to habitable premises, the right to own service animals, the right to not be harassed by the landlord, and the right to privacy.
- Failing to perform rental repairs: Generally, a landlord is responsible for keeping rental units in habitable condition for tenants. Per your lease agreement, there are certain repairs that the landlord will need to make such as faulty wiring or leaking pipes. If your landlord fails to make repairs that are necessary for you have a comfortable living environment, you may have the right to take legal action.
- Non-payment disputes: While your landlord has the right to hold you responsible for rent payments, they cannot sue you for non-payment without first asking you for the overdue rent and issuing you a warning. If this happens, or if a landlord refuses to issue your security deposit after your lease has ended, you may have a case.
Are you considering pursuing legal action against your landlord? Contact the civil litigation attorneys at Overman and Overman Law today to schedule a free consultation.