When Does a Tenant Need a Lawyer?
Prepare yourself with knowledge.
Defend with expertise.
- Rules of Evidence will apply.
- Default will enter against tenants that don’t show up.
- Your landlord will most likely have an attorney.
- Money judgments are entered if you lose.
Find out how representation will make a difference.
Don’t be mistaken – A rental agreement is a contract;
not a friendship.
When the relationship breaks down because a tenant begins to assert his or her rights, or the landlord wants to avoid legal obligations, then most landlords won’t hesitate to make threats, harass, and then call their lawyers.
Standing up for your rights as a tenant does not make you a troublemaker.
Many tenants think that if only they could make the landlord understand their situation, they could avoid trouble. What the landlord often understands is that filing a lawsuit to evict a tenant (also called an unlawful detainer) can usually resolve his or her “problem” more quickly and more cheaply than listening and working through the dispute with you. Many tenants are surprised to find that the same is equally true for them.
The right lawyer can save tenants money and actually help resolve the dispute with your landlord more quickly.
Asserting your tenant rights will help you and your landlord have a clearer understanding and a better relationship in the long run.
Avoiding the problem you face with your landlord will seldom bring about a positive result, and will usually end up costing you more and may even increase the risk of ending up in court
Whether it is trouble making the rent payment, or the landlord’s refusal to fix the problems with the plumbing, it is better to take the situation in hand. Getting the assistance of a lawyer early on can save you money and stress in a variety of ways.
Even if you aren’t defending a suit in court, it’s important to understand that landlord/tenant disputes almost always involve legal questions of rights and obligations.Tenant Defenders Offers Affordable Legal Assistance Throughout San Diego & Southern California
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