Landlord Representation Attorneys in Germantown & Somerville
Advocating for Landlords in West Tennessee
Landlords are responsible for ensuring their tenants have clean and safe accommodations to call home. Despite the immense importance of this role, landlords often go without the recognition or thanks they deserve. Worse yet, stubborn tenants looking to take advantage of a landlord can lead to difficult legal issues. If you are a landlord in need of an attorney, look no further than our legal counsel.
The attorneys at Snider & Horner, PLLC are dedicated advocates who understand the many different legal problems landlords can face. We also understand how a tenant’s bad faith can play a role in the legal issues you’re up against, which is why we’re committed to protecting landlords like you against wrongful tenant litigation. By helping you ensure compliance, however, we can decrease your odds of ever encountering such issues!
Our landlord representation attorneys in Germantown have many years of combined experience helping clients like you with issues similar to yours. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help, we encourage you to get in touch with us today.
Contact us online or call (901) 730-8880 to request a consultation.
How Can I Protect My Liability as a Landlord?
If you’re a landlord, the first step to minimizing your exposure to liability is to ensure your business and building are compliant with all state and federal laws.
It’s not uncommon for overconfident landlords to eventually face a legal dispute when they fail to ensure compliance. This is because landlord-tenant laws in Germantown are complex and constantly changing, making it difficult for even experienced landlords to keep up with regulations and policies.
With help from Snider & Horner, PLLC, however, you can improve your odds of preventing legal conflict with tenants and other individuals or entities. It’s our job to understand the laws that govern you as a landlord, so rest assured that we can help you make sure your liability exposure is as limited as possible.
Protection Against Wrongful Tenant Litigation
Every landlord will eventually deal with a difficult tenant. Hopefully, such difficulty won’t rise to legal action, but it can – especially when the tenant seems untrustworthy or aggressive to their landlord. For this reason, landlords should proactively seek legal counsel to help them deal with legal questions as they come up.
The landlord representation attorneys in Germantown at Snider & Horner, PLLC can help any landlord deal with hostile legal action and violations caused by tenants.
A few of these matters include the following:
- Failure to pay rent consistently and/or on time
- Failure to comply with any provision set forth in the lease agreement
- Becoming a nuisance or danger to other tenants, the landlord, and/or guests
- Excessive noise and other disturbances during customary sleeping hours
- Refusing to vacate after final lease payment
- Causing excessive damage to the premises, in violation of the lease agreement
Violations such as these can result in a tenant’s eviction, but only if the landlord takes the appropriate legal action to obtain an eviction order from the court.
Likewise, landlords themselves can face legal action from tenants. Common allegations against landlords include harassment, failure to perform maintenance in a timely manner, entering a tenant’s unit without consent for a non-emergency matter, failure to return the security deposit, and others like these. Should you face similar accusations against you from a tenant, get the legal help you need from Snider & Horner, PLLC.
How to Evict a Tenant in West Tennessee
We previously mentioned that landlords must take appropriate legal action to evict a tenant. What we mean is that eviction is a legal process that requires a landlord to have a good cause for wishing to remove a tenant. Such cause can be any of the violations mentioned above.
If you’re a landlord who wishes to evict a tenant, you should immediately contact a landlord representation attorney in Germantown for assistance. A professional advocate, such as one of ours at Snider & Horner, PLLC, can help you understand the eviction process better.
Generally speaking, eviction first requires landlords to provide the tenant in question with a Notice to Quit. This notice will include a certain number of days the tenant has before the eviction hearing takes place. During that time, the tenant may have the option to “repair” the violation or vacate the property if such repair is impossible.
The number of days is determined by the severity of the violation:
- Landlords can provide tenants with 14 days to comply or vacate when they are cited for common lease violations, such as causing damage to the rental unit, smoking in prohibited areas, housing an unpermitted pet, or allowing too many people to live in the rental unit.
- Landlords can provide tenants with 3 days to vacate when they engaged in illegal activity on the rental premises. The same is possible for health and safety violations.
- When tenants fail to renew their leases, landlords can provide 10-day or 30-day notices, depending on whether the most recently elapsed lease was on a weekly or monthly basis.
Under no circumstances should landlords ever attempt to evict tenants without a formal eviction order from the court. This common mistake can generate all kinds of unnecessary legal trouble for landlords without addressing the removal of problematic tenants.
Contact Snider & Horner, PLLC for Legal Assistance
If you’re a landlord in need of legal help, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced team of attorneys. Snider & Horner, PLLC has helped many people like you with matters involving landlord representation in Germantown, Somerville, and the rest of West Tennessee.
Our support can help you move forward with confidence. For more information, contact Snider & Horner, PLLC online.
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