If you're having a dispute with your tenant, a landlord lawyer can help can help interpret your lease and guide you through the process of negotiations or a lawsuit. Before getting into a relationship with an attorney, make sure you know what you can expect from them.

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What Does a Landlord Attorney Do?

A landlord attorney will help create or review a lease or represent you if you are having a dispute with your tenant.

How Do I Know If I Need a Landlord Attorney?

You may need a landlord attorney if you are:
Some security deposit disputes can be handled on your own in small claims court. But if you're confused about the small claims court process, you may want to consult with a landlord attorney to help guide you through the next steps.

How Much Does a Landlord Attorney Cost?

Many landlord attorneys charge by the hour, but some also use flat rate services for simple matters such as drawing up or revising a lease. More complicated cases will be more expensive. Be sure to ask up front how much your lawyer will charge.

What Should I Expect When Working with a Landlord Attorney?

A landlord attorney will help resolve the dispute between you and your tenant either by taking you through a lawsuit or by advising you on how to approach the situation. If you only require a landlord lawyer to help with a document, you can expect to be confident that you have a binding legal agreement without any loopholes or ambiguous language. If your tenant is found to be at fault in court, you can expect either compensation or permission to evict your tenant. You may miss out on valuable legal knowledge if you take care of your dispute without a landlord attorney.

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