An Attorney’s Role in Landlord-Tenant Disputes

One of the most tedious things to deal with is a stubborn landlord or a stubborn tenant, depending on which side of the fence you’re sitting on. When a tenant or a landlord doesn't comply in a real estate dispute, it might be time to bring in a lawyer.

Before the case goes to trial, an attorney can help you agree on a dispute and create a written rental agreement holding both parties to their word. Rental contracts, for example, are mostly composed because oral agreements can be subject to misunderstandings and are challenging to reexamine in court.

When landlords or tenants don’t follow the agreements, then it might be time to call an attorney about taking the stubborn party to court. If a landlord doesn’t fulfill the terms of his or her part of the agreement, the tenant should consult an attorney before withholding rent. Likewise, if a tenant fails to meet his or her part of the agreement, a landlord should understand the law concerning evictions before taking action.

If you are a landlord or tenant in a dispute over your home, talk to one of our skilled Okaloosa County real estate attorneys. Florida has many laws concerning how these types of conflicts should be treated, and if you’re confused about any of them, we can help. Chesser & Barr, P.A. has been helping Okaloosa County clients with their real estate issues since 1978. Let us use our experience and knowledge to help you through your legal issues. Our attorneys can handle drafting lease agreements, lease violation complaints, maintenance disputes, back rent disputes, and eviction. We have also earned a reputation for achieving favorable results in settlements and litigation. Talk to us about your complex real estate matters as soon as possible.

Contact us at (850) 610-7471 or fill out our online form to schedule your initial consultation today.