By: Gene F. Turnwald
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Landlord Tenant Disputes
Both landlords and tenants depend on each other to have a positive relationship. Their duties usually reach much further than simply making rent payment and providing a space to rent. Confusion and disputes can quickly occur over a large amount of other issues. Some of the question we usually get asked include:
- Can a tenant renting space from me withhold rent payments?
- What kind of repairs is the landlord responsible for?
- If the tenant makes repairs to the rental property can they receive “credit”?
- As far as security deposits, what obligations does the landlord have?
- Under what conditions can a landlord evict their tenants?
- Is it possible for a tenant to break the lease? When?
Representing Landlords and Tenants in Michigan
A small fraction of landlord-tenant disputes has simple and clear solutions in the State of Michigan. Other disputes will depend highly upon the circumstances and can be quite complicated. Since this can be a highly complicated area of real estate law, you need an attorney with extensive experience representing landlords and tenants through Mid-Michigan. Gene Turnwald has the skills and experience to protect your best interests in a landlord-tenant dispute. Call our office today at 517-347-6700 to set up a free initial consultation and resolve your dispute.
How To Avoid Landlord-Tenant Disputes From Even Occurring
Poorly defined terms are usually the culprit of most landlord-tenant disputes. Just like any relationship, when the terms aren’t clearly defined it causes confusion. Inexperienced landlords who aren’t familiar with creating a lease can put themselves into a lot of troubling situations simply because they did not properly define the terms of the lease. Landlord-tenant dispute attorney Gene F. Turnwald will work with you upfront to minimize the chances of a dispute occurring in the first place. By creating a well-defined lease and terms of the relationship, you can avoid most of the following disputes:
- Defaulting on Rent
- Notices of Eviction
- Violations pertaining to housing, health, or safety codes
- Rental property that is poorly maintained
- Failure to make repairs or respond to maintenance issues
Resolving Landlord-Tenant Disputes in The Greater Lansing Area
Both parties have a lot to lose in a real estate dispute. The tenant has the possibility of losing their home and the landlord needs to collect rental payments to continue the relationship. Real estate attorney Gene Turnwald is highly effective at resolving disputes because of his experience of handling both sides of these type of disputes. He understands what a landlord has to lose and he understands what a tenant has to lose.
It’s important that both parties work together, and Gene Turnwald is a strong negotiator which will allow both sides to move forward in the friendliest manner possible. Our office works extensively with real estate experts and appraisers which can help settle a cost benefit negotiation. We are willing to take your dispute to litigation if necessary, but it’s usually best to formulate a negotiated settlement or through mediation. Our goal is to protect your best interest without putting you at unreasonable risk.
Contact Our Skilled Dispute Attorney in Okemos
Regardless if you are a landlord or tenant, the very last thing you want is an expensive legal battle. Gene F. Turnwald has decades of experience resolving and preventing disputes and can help you today. Call his law firm today to learn more about how he can protect your rights and make this legal process as easy as possible.