Landlord & Tenant
Landlord – Tenant disputes are an all-together too common problem. Many disputes can be avoided if both the landlord and the tenant communicate issues and problems before a call to an attorney is needed. Each side should be aware of and honor their respective rights and responsibilities.
Good Tenants should:
- Pay your rent on time and in the correct amount.
- Do not damage property
- Dispose of your garbage properly
- Refrain from renting out rooms or sublease the property without, first getting permission from the landlord.
- Communicate with your landlord regarding any issues with the property promptly and in writing.
- Cooperate with your landlord to allow inspections and repairs
- Give at least a month’s written notice of your intention to vacate the property
- Mail and/or Email your new mailing address to your landlord within 4 days of the date you leave the property.
Good Landlords should:
- Make property clean, safe and habitable before tenants move-in.
- Communicate with the Tenant, clearly and in writing.
- Inspect the Property with the Tenant at the start of the lease. Make a written inventory of any damages.
- Make repairs that are caused by normal use.
- Refrain from turning off a tenant’s water, electricity or gas.
- Give written notice to your tenants when you plan on selling or transferring the property to new landlord.
- Not unlawfully discriminate.
Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant, if you are having a problem with your lease, please contact us with your landlord / tenant questions. Call (248) 795-5516 or email us from our Contacts page.