While many of the issues faced by landlords and tenants are minor and can
be easily resolved by reviewing the lease agreement or having a civil
conversation, some issues can seriously affect either party and lead to
unnecessary stress and thousands of dollars in losses.
In these types of cases, hiring a landlord/tenant attorney can help settle
the dispute before it escalates and incurs further damages.
When a tenant needs legal representation:
- Your landlord is evicting you.
- Your landlord is evicting you, and they have not followed proper court
- You have been discriminated against by your landlord.
- Your landlord refuses to make the necessary repairs.
- Your landlord is not fulfilling his or her promises.
- You have been injured due to a dangerous property condition.
- Your landlord refuses to maintain the property.
- Your landlord demands to keep the deposit when you move, even though you
left the home in excellent condition.
When a landlord needs legal representation:
- Your tenant refuses to pay the rent.
- Your tenant is seriously overdue in their rent payments.
- Your tenant owes you money and refuses to move out.
- Your tenant has caused significant damage to the property.
- Your tenant failed to report an issue with the property, and now the problem
has become costly.
landlord/tenant disputes, you’re usually better off first attempting to resolve your dispute
directly with the other party, barring any discrimination.
If you have tried to resolve the problem on your own and reaching an amicable
solution seems impossible, or if you’ve been unsuccessful at negotiating
a settlement, your next step is to contact a landlord/tenant attorney for help.
If you are up against a dispute that is not easily resolved, you should
retain an attorney who can give you guided, precise advice on how to handle
At Rifkind Patrick LLC, our
Chicago real estate lawyers have more than
40 years of collective experience, and are eager to resolve your dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Call our office for a free case evaluation with a Chicago landlord/tenant attorney.