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Renting an apartment offers many advantages over owning, such as lower maintenance costs, fewer upfront expenses, and more flexibility. However, it comes with its disadvantages as well. Sometimes landlords can treat tenants and unfairly and may even try to evict them unjustly. If you believe your landlord is violating your rights, a tenant lawyer may be able to help.
Here are some signs you should hire a tenant lawyer.
Your Landlord is Discriminating Against You
Landlords can't legally discriminate against their tenants' race, ethnicity, sex, disability, or religion. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination, you do not have to stand for that type of treatment. For example, if you believe your landlord is only raising your rent because of your race, you should speak to a tenant lawyer.
You Have Suffered an Injury
Accidents occur almost anywhere, including rental properties. However, if you sustained an injury because of your landlord's negligence, he or she may be held legally responsible. For example, if you fell down the stairs because they were broken, you may hold your landlord liable for your medical bills.
Your Landlord Refuses to Make Necessary Repairs
Landlords are required to make necessary repairs to keep their residences safe and livable. If your landlord is not fulfilling these obligations, big issues can arise. For instance, if your furnace is broken and your landlord refuses to fix it, you should get a tenant lawyer involved.
Your Landlord is Evicting You
Landlords have a right to evict tenants in certain situations, such as when they are not paying their rent or using the apartment for illegal activities. However, if your landlord is trying to evict you for an unfair reason, you can take legal action. For example, if your landlord is trying to kick you out because you just had a baby, call an experienced landlord-tenant lawyer.
Your Landlord Is not Keeping Promises
When landlords make promises to their tenants, they should fulfill them. For example, if you are hesitant to rent an apartment because of the crime in the neighborhood, the landlord may promise to install a security gate. If he or she does not keep that promise, you should consult a tenant lawyer.
If your landlord is treating your unfairly, you should schedule a consultation with a tenant lawyer as soon as possible. He or she can help you take the proper legal action against your landlord.Share
28 November 2020