Landlord-tenant law is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. The lawyers of Douglas K. Simmons & Associates, PLLC, can help you understand landlord-tenant law and how it applies to you. We serve both landlords and tenants in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, including UNCC, Mecklenburg County and Cabarrus County.
Our landlord-tenant dispute services are not expensive: If we charge an initial consultation fee and end up taking your case, our Charlotte landlord-tenant dispute attorneys will apply the fee to later work on your behalf. Our work encompasses:
- Evictions and back rent
- Commercial tenants
- Cancellation of lease agreements
- Extensions of commercial/residential leases
- Renters' rights
How Most Landlord-Tenant Disputes Are Resolved
Most landlord-tenant dispute issues are small claims court matters. You also have the option of making appeals in district courts. Some believe an attorney is not necessary for small claims court matters, but the process is much more complex than most people realize.
For example, if you are a landlord wanting to accomplish an eviction, you must first send a letter demanding payment. If you do not receive payment within 10 days, you can then begin filing a summary ejection as the next step in pursuing an eviction notice process.
Meanwhile, many landlords are unaware of the legitimate claims renters have against them. In one local case a landlord was ordered to pay a tenant $50,000 due to repairs that were not made. If a property is unfit to live in, it is illegal to try to collect rent, and the landlord may be ordered to pay back the rent received plus three times the amount that was collected. We can help you protect and assert your renter's rights in these situations.
Contact Our Cornelius Evictions Attorneys Today
If you have any questions about our services or about landlord-tenant law, contact us at our Charlotte office by calling 704-549-1950. You can also fill out the form on the Contact Us page of this website. We look forward to hearing from you!
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