When an individual purchases a real estate property, they may have intentions of renting it out to tenants in an effort to bring in additional income. The relationship between a landlord and a tenant can be complicated and tense if one party feels as though the other is not acting as they should. In some cases, matters can become so contested between a landlord and a tenant that the two parties may need to address the problem in court. Some of the most common matters that require the services of a landlord/tenant attorney include disputes regarding security deposits, evictions, collections, lease agreements, and more.
Landlords and tenants are both responsible for holding up their end of the leasing agreement. Some of the responsibilities of a landlord in Connecticut may include maintaining the property, cleaning the unit prior to the tenant moving in, keeping the common areas clean, making sure that all heating and plumbing systems are working properly. Often, landlords wish to create a lease agreement that details the rights and responsibilities of both parties, as well as how disputes may be handled.
Tenants are responsible for abiding by all of the provisions of the leasing agreement. Some of their responsibilities may include paying the rent on time, keeping the unit in good condition, paying for any damage that they cause to the unit, and giving the landlord notice when they are going to move out, among other things.
If you are faced with a landlord/tenant dispute, contact us today.
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