In practically every renting situation, landlords have an advantage over their tenants. Due to their knowledge of lease agreements, understanding of laws, and experience with the eviction process, landlords have a tremendous amount of control over tenants.
Tenants are not usually familiar with the rules (or laws) that regulate their tenancy. Most are intimidated by their landlord. Tenants don’t want to jeopardize:
Our “Tenants Rights” section is devoted to providing helpful information to tenants to educate and help recognize ways to defend their rights.
Many landlords feel they are in charge of the property, and therefore in charge of the tenant. This is a serious misconception. When a landlord rents a property to a tenant, they are also allowing THE TENANT control of that property – to use without interference.
As tenant advocates, we aim to provide answers that may assist with all landlord-tenant matters, including evictions.
It’s always best to try and reach an agreement with the landlord for whatever issues that may exist. However, there are times when communication or agreements are not available.
In the event there is a breakdown in communication with the landlord, or there may be situations where the landlord’s actions are questionable, the information in this section may prove useful.