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Landlord-Tenant Law

Rental laws have changed over the years. What was once an easier process has currently become a challenge.

Renters need to find a place to live that is affordable, comfortable, and safe, while a landlord’s duty is to ensure their property is well-maintained, profitable, and compliant with landlord-tenant laws.

If you are currently in need of assistance due to a conflict between you and your landlord or tenants, Intrepid Paralegal Solutions provides virtual, remote paralegal services under the supervision of an attorney.

Communication is of the utmost importance to us as we employ that in our work. So when you are in a situation that appears beyond your control, turn to the experts. 

Expertise with the Landlord Tenant Law

Because we are a virtual team that specializes in landlord-tenant law. We are a team of knowledgeable experts who can navigate around the regulations and court procedures involved in these cases.

Intrepid Paralegal Solutions LLC has the training, experience, and personnel necessary to help both parties (landlord and tenant) with the following:

  • Lease agreements
  • Rental documents
  • Eviction notices

This means that you can be confident that your legal needs are provided by professionals who know about landlord tenant laws.

Virtual Paralegals Are Cost-Effective

Virtual paralegal services offer an affordable alternative to hiring full-time legal staff. Not only do we save you money on overhead, but we’re able to work on saving you money on legal fees when it comes to rental laws with our team of supervisory attorneys.

This means that you can get professional legal help without going broke. Reach out to our team today and know your rights.

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Personalized Attention

The rental laws are there for a reason, and that’s why our services are centered around personalized attention to the matter.

This can be beneficial in the landlord-tenant law context. Our paralegal team, along with a supervisory attorney, can work with you to understand your specific needs and goals, as well as the details of your case.

Understanding Legal Documents

One of the hardest parts of dealing with anything legal is the documents. They can be confusing and hard to decipher.

That’s okay because we can take that stress off you. We can assist you in a variety of ways when dealing with legal documents.

These legal documents are essential to have an experienced professional review them to avoid any mistakes in terms of rental laws.

Legal Research

You’ll find that we are well-versed in legal research and can help you find answers to your legal questions.

Intrepid Legal Solutions LLC is there to help you to:

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Understand the law better.

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Provide insight into complicated legal documents.

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Guide you through the legal process.

We have access to various legal resources and databases that we can use to research your legal concerns and provide accurate and up-to-date information.

Court Filing

Unfortunately, legal issues require court intervention. Our virtual paralegals and supervisory attorney team can assist you in the court filing process.

This will ensure that all the necessary documents are complete and accurate and filed promptly and with the correct procedure.

We can save you time, help you to avoid filing errors, and make sure that you’re in compliance with court guidelines and procedures when dealing with rental laws.

Understanding Landlord-Tenant Laws

Landlord Tenant Laws are a set of rules that govern the rental of residential property.

These laws vary depending on the state as they cover a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Tenant’s rights
  • Security deposits
  • Lease agreements
  • Eviction proceedings

If you’re a landlord or a tenant, you need to understand the basics of rental laws to ensure you are operating legally and that your rights are protected by either party.

Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities

As a tenant, you have rights under state and federal law. For example, you have the right to a safe and habitable home, privacy, and quiet enjoyment of your property.

Also, as a tenant, you also have certain responsibilities, such as:

  • Paying rent on time
  • Taking care of the property
  • Not damaging it

Tenant’s rights are part of rental laws that protect and serve as a set of rules that are made to obey by the landlord.

Lease Agreements

A lease agreement is a legally binding contract between the landlord and the tenant. This document defines the terms and conditions under which the rental property is being leased.

A well-drafted lease agreement will protect both parties and ensure that all expectations are clear from the beginning of the tenancy.

As a tenant, be sure to read your lease agreement carefully before signing it; and as a landlord, you should take the time to ensure the lease agreement is legally compliant.

Because when a situation arises between both parties, you’re going to need legal help regarding rental laws.

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Security Deposits

Security deposits are funds that the tenant provides to the landlord as a guarantee against any damages they may cause to the property during the rental period.

The amount of the deposit will vary depending on the state where the property is located, but the landlord usually is required to provide a written list of any deductions made from the deposit within a specific time frame.

Tenants should always keep a copy of their lease and any other documents that may be helpful in case there is a dispute over the use of the security deposit and other rental laws.

Two Types of Evictions

An eviction is a legal notice that a landlord serves to their tenant, explaining the reason why the tenant must move.

There are two different ways to deal with evictions:

  • Non-payment from the client
  • Notice of non-renewal.

The rental laws define an envision as a process that the landlord must legally take to remove their tenant.

Eviction Protection and Proceedings

Eviction protection is a popular topic anymore, especially since the COVID-19 crisis started.

As a tenant, you have the right to a:

  • Notice of eviction
  • Hearing
  • Options for relief

As the landlord, as set forth by rental laws, only after certain criteria are not met can you legally pursue an eviction, and the process must follow the laws specific to your state.

Notice That a Landlord Must Provide

A landlord must provide the tenant with a 3-day notice. What this means is the tenant has only three days to remove themselves from the property.

The tenant has the option to pay the balance due, or they must vacate. The tenant can opt to stay, but the landlord must then take legal repercussions.

If the tenant does not remove themself, then the landlord will file for a hearing in the courts regarding rental laws.

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Communication Between Parties

For tenants, the best way to protect yourself is to communicate with your landlord and stay current on rental payments.

As for landlords, make sure you’re staying compliant, consider reaching out to local resources when faced with a problematic tenant, and follow the eviction process timelines carefully.

When and if rental laws are applied during a hearing, you could find yourself possibly facing negative consequences such as back payments and court fines.

Mitigating Disputes

Despite the clear guidelines outlined in the Landlord Tenant Law, disputes between landlords and tenants can still arise.

If you find yourself in a conflict with your landlord or tenant, it is critical to seek legal advice from our virtual paralegal team.

Finding yourself on the other side of the rental laws can become quite a frustrating situation.

Setting Clear Expectations

The Landlord-Tenant Law sets clear expectations for landlords and tenants. Both parties know their rights and responsibilities.

For example, landlords must maintain their properties and make necessary repairs, while tenants must keep the property clean and report any issues in a timely manner.

By outlining these expectations, the rental laws should promote harmonious relationships between landlords and tenants, but sometimes that is not the case.

Preventing Illegal Actions

Rental laws act as a deterrent for landlords who may be tempted to take illegal actions. Landlords who illegally evict tenants or discriminate against them based on certain characteristics could face penalties or legal action.

This helps to maintain integrity and ethical behavior among landlords, ensuring that tenants’ rights are upheld.

If you have faced this, contact our team of experienced individuals who can get you going in the right direction. What have you got to lose?

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Understanding Your Rights

Understanding landlord-tenant laws is critical whether you’re a renter or a landlord. As a tenant, it is essential to know your rights and responsibilities to avoid any legal issues or disputes, and as a landlord, complying with these laws can help prevent costly and unfavorable circumstances.

Keep in mind that these laws vary from state to state, so it’s vital that you familiarize yourself with the laws that govern your specific locality and check with the virtual paralegal services of Intrepid Paralegal Solutions.

Contact us for help regarding your situation. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, our advice can help in the legal aspect of it.