Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution

Resolving Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Real estate lawyer Jeffrey Moscot represents both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial lease disputes. Jeff is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients and works to preserve long-term relationships when possible.

Jeff understands the importance of resolving lease disputes in a quick, efficient manner and cost-effective manner. As a skilled real estate attorney and experienced real estate businessperson, he will review the lease and help negotiate a solution that is satisfactory to both parties. As an astute listener, he pays close attention to both parties' goals and concerns and works to resolve the dispute to both parties' satisfaction.

Common Residential Lease Disputes

Both parties in a lease agreement have legal rights and obligations. Common causes of residential lease disputes include:

  • Late rent payment
  • Nonpayment of rent
  • Violation of lease terms
  • Improper maintenance
  • Late fees
  • Subletting
  • Security deposits
  • Evictions

A tenant faced with an unexpected financial difficulty may fail to pay the rent on time or miss a payment. In this circumstance, a landlord is legally entitled to charge late fees or, in some cases, evict the tenant. However, an eviction can be devastating to a tenant and can significantly interfere with the renter's ability to secure housing in the future.

It is generally a good idea for landlords and tenants to maintain communication to minimize the potential for disputes. If attempts at communication fail, an attorney can assist by facilitating communication between the parties, helping them to resolve their issues. In the majority of cases, landlords and tenants are able to resolve their disagreements without going to court. Jeff finds that disputes can often be resolved satisfactorily by getting to know each side of the story. Once he understands the concerns of both parties, he utilizes his problem solving skills to reach a solution that satisfies the needs of both parties.  He is also skilled in drafting lease amendments, termination agreements and related documents.

A Timely, Cost-Effective Method of Resolving Disputes

An experienced real estate attorney, Jeff is familiar with the laws related to both residential and commercial real estate. He brings his knowledge and experience to help clients attain their goals and protect their rights. Jeff understands the stress and frustration that both landlords and tenants face when confronted with a lease dispute and works diligently to resolve any issues as quickly as possible, keeping his clients' best interests at heart.

Dispute resolution is a collaborative process that involves participation from both the landlord and the tenant. Resolving disputes through negotiation or mediation is typically less expensive and more effective than taking the claim to court. Jeff will take time to understand the issues and the client's desired outcome. Within the framework and guidance set forth by his client, Jeff will discuss the situation with the opposing party. By developing an understanding of both parties’ perspectives, he can facilitate the decision-making process and assist them in attaining a workable solution to their problem.

The Conejo Valley Law Group Can Help Resolve Your Lease Dispute

If you are involved in a residential lease dispute, contact the Conejo Valley Law Group for more information.  We understand the legal rights of both landlords and tenants and will vigorously advocate on your behalf.