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Landlord Tenant Lawyer Bucks County
The Landlord-Tenant relationship is one born of mutual necessity – yet it often degrades and becomes contentious, requiring legal resolution. A great number of conflicts frequently occur between these parties, yet the matter is rarely as simple as the aggrieved party purports it to be. Due to this complexity you will need counsel to assist you in explaining your position when necessary. Whether it’s a matter of lack of payment, a breach of the rental agreement by the tenant, or a similar breach by the landlord, these matters become complicated, necessitating the assistance of counsel.
Tenants often feel victimized by the actions or inactions of their landlord, who is usually in a naturally advantageous position of power given the typically financially superior position of landlords versus their tenants. At the same time, many landlords often feel disadvantaged given the law in Pennsylvania in many instances being generally pro-tenant when it comes to residential matters. The attorneys with The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are experienced in helping both landlords and tenants resolve disputes favorably, and can assist you in obtaining the resolution you deserve.
Renting Property in Bucks County
As a landlord of a resident of a property in Bucks County, your matter will be guided by the provisions of the Landlord-Tenant Act of 1951 as it applies to all Landlord-Tenant disputes within the Commonwealth. That said, each township usually has additional laws which may affect the nature of Landlord-Tenant relationships in the area. A local attorney, like those at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., can ensure that any rental agreement is in compliance with such laws, and that you are aware of both your rights and responsibilities.
In the event, you have any additional questions or concerns regarding your lease or the responsibilities of either party after entering into an agreement, be sure to discuss with counsel. Most actions which amount to “self-help” in this circumstance are ill-advised. In many situations, the party which decides to engage in such may ultimately breach their contractual responsibilities, and thus assume liability well beyond their intention.
Default by Either Party
Tenants may default in a number of ways, but only a few may result in an Eviction by the Landlord. As stipulated by the Pennsylvania Landlord-Tenant Act of 1951, these include: (1) non-payment of rent, (2) hold over tenancy, (3) serious breach of lease provision, and (4) tenant engaged in criminal drug-related activity on premises. Thus while these may ultimately result in the tenant’s eviction, it is important to remember that this does not mean self-help is an option, and that the landlord must take the appropriate legal actions to secure an eviction order.
Landlords may also default by: (1) allowing the property to fall into a state of disrepair, (2) failing to provide essentials such as water, heat, or electricity, and (3) failing to fix a dangerous condition within the property. As a tenant, if your landlord has defaulted under these conditions, you should seek counsel immediately in order to discuss your options.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
It is in your own best interest to fully understand your responsibilities and rights with respect to any rental agreement. Retaining counsel at the onset can ensure that you do. Additionally, with respect to a breach of contract, it is essential that any and all actions you take are appropriate. Counsel can assist you in proceeding, and in limiting your legal exposure and liability. Simply put, engaging an attorney to assist you at any and every stage of a rental agreement is in your favor for your best interest.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you resolve a dispute amicably when possible, or represent your interests if the matter proceeds to litigation. To discuss your options, schedule a 100% free consultation today to meet with one of our Landlord-Tenant attorneys.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.