If you are a landlord, you know how busy and hectic things can get. Because of this, you need all the help that you can get. You may want to hire a landlord tenant attorney. Below are some of the ways this professional can assist you.
Help in Drafting Leases
One important thing to have with all your tenants is a lease agreement. If you have never written a lease agreement on your own you should have a professional do this for you, such as a lawyer. You want to ensure everything is covered in the agreement and that it is written correctly. This will ensure that everything will be covered if you do have to go to court.
Help You with Evictions
If you have to evict someone from one of your rental properties things may go well. There will be times however when a tenant gives you problems because of the eviction. The eviction form that you must submit must be written correctly. If you filed the eviction a day too late or the day before it was due, this could cause problems. The lawyer will ensure the eviction is written properly and is submitted to the court on the right date.
Assist You if You Are Sued
You never know if a tenant will sue you for something that you did not do. For example, they may say you discriminated against them. You may find damage in one of the rental properties that your tenant claims was already there. If you do not have a lawyer on your side, you may end up losing the suit and paying a lot of violations, which could result in thousands of dollars. You also never know if an injury case will come up, where someone fell on your property and now is suing for compensation.
Assist you in Suing Someone
You may hire a contractor to do a job for you, such as paint houses, install new carpeting, or install a new roof. If the contractor failed to do the job correctly or did not complete the job, you could sue them. You may have an ex-tenant come back and say you did something wrong, such as charged them too much money, and you will need a lawyer on your side if the case goes to court.
Talk with a landlord tenant lawyer, and they can give you much more information on how they can help you.