Owning and leasing real estate can be a very lucrative, but sometimes frustrating experience that can lead to big headaches for the landlord and/or tenant. It is often helpful to consult with a real estate litigation attorney who can help you avoid such headaches, or at least help keep them to a minimum. Here are some of the benefits of knowing a good real estate litigation attorney when landlord/tenant issues arise.

Ensure Compliance Before Issues Arise

Landlord/tenant disputes are not uncommon. One of the best ways to avoid such disputes is to make sure the lessor’s leasing practices comply with local, state and federal laws. Consulting with a real estate litigation attorney can help you insure your leasing practices comply with the law and that unlawful practices are corrected before problems arise. It is much easier to correct unlawful practices before a problem arises. This is certainly an area in which an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Evaluate Your Lease

The lease is the primary document that controls the rights and obligations of the landlord and tenant(s) with regard to the leased property. The contents of the lease are one of the most important aspects of the landlord/tenant relationship to examine. It is an area where you may be making mistakes when it comes to your legal rights and the rights of your tenants. The language contained in the lease can make or break you if a dispute arises. It is important that the lease be reviewed by a real estate litigation attorney to identify and correct any provisions that may lead to unfavorable outcomes in the event a dispute arises. A real estate litigation attorney can draft the lease in such a manner that its terms and conditions favor your position in the event a conflict arises.

Handling a Dispute

Although you may do your best to protect yourself from tenant problems, there are times when disagreements necessarily arise between landlords and tenants. Having a real estate litigation attorney involved may promote resolution of those disagreements without taking the matter to court. A real estate litigation attorney can direct you toward alternatives to going to court, such as mediation, or negotiation. If such alternatives don’t prove successful, a real estate litigation attorney can assist in posturing your case for a favorable outcome when the case goes to court. Of course, a real estate litigation attorney can advise you when it’s necessary to use the courts to prosecute or defend your position. Being aware of your options can help you to make an educated decision concerning how best to move forward.

Common Disputes

Many common disputes can arise between landlords and tenants. Differences can be over the rent, the language of the lease, the parties’ rights, responsibility for repairs, when eviction is necessary, lease renewals, and more. A landlord or tenant will likely benefit in all of these circumstances by consulting with a real estate litigation attorney.

Are you a landlord dealing with a tenant dispute and needing the services of an experienced real estate litigation attorney in Jacksonville, Florida? Landlord/tenant relationships can sometimes be tricky to handle, and it pays to have someone on your side that understands the dynamics of the landlord/tenant relationship, and the rights and obligations of both parties. Contact McCorvey Law & Mediation PLLC to discuss your landlord/tenant issue today. We can assist you in evaluating the problem and determining the best course of action when landlord/tenant issues arise.