Attorney in Mobile, Alabama
Disputes between landlords and tenants can be incredibly tense. Because both parties depend on each other, disagreements often arise when one party fails to meet their expected obligations or responsibilities under the rental agreement. Consulting with legal counsel may help you prevent a dispute from becoming even more contentious.
If you are involved in a landlord-tenant dispute, contact us today at Sean F. Hampton, Attorney at Law. From our office in Mobile, we’re proud to represent clients across Alabama, including those located in Baldwin, Washington, and Escambia counties. Our services don’t stop at the state line; we also work with residents of Harrison County, Mississippi, and Escambia County, Florida. Discover how we can help you seek a favorable resolution to your landlord-tenant issue.
Common Landlord-Tenant Disputes
Disputes between a landlord and a tenant can stem from a wide array of issues, including:
Nonpayment or failure to pay rent
Violation of a lease provision
Cleanliness and orderliness
Interests and taxes
Community codes, rules, and guidelines for residents
Safety and security issues
When these kinds of disputes are not handled properly, they could end in a stressful legal battle or even an eviction. Our attorney is well-versed in landlord-tenant law, and he’s ready to put his experience to work for you in your pursuit of a solution.
Place the burden of your landlord-tenant dispute in confident and capable hands. Reach out to us today.
Resolving a landlord-tenant dispute involves interaction between the landlord and the tenant, as well as examining the rental agreement and local landlord-tenant laws. The following are possible approaches to settling disputes between landlords and tenants:
Settlement Meeting. A meeting between the landlord and the tenant may be organized to address and settle any relevant issues or disagreements.
Mediation. Mediation involves both parties coming together to discuss a possible resolution. A third-party — usually a mediator or mediation attorney — will help negotiate with both parties and work to facilitate a compromise.
Arbitration. Arbitration requires both the landlord and tenant to submit evidence and testimony to one or more arbitrators. The arbitrator will review the provided evidence and recommend the best possible resolution for the dispute.
Litigation. In the event that any of the aforementioned dispute resolution approaches are not pursued or otherwise not productive, a landlord-tenant dispute can be addressed through litigation. A court hearing will be scheduled in which both parties will be allowed to present their case. A judge can help resolve the dispute through a trial.
As a tenant in Mobile, Alabama, you have rights. When they’re infringed upon, you deserve the chance to defend them. Reach out to us today at Sean F. Hampton, Attorney at Law for honest and experienced legal representation.
How an Attorney Can Help
The legalities surrounding landlord-tenant disputes can be complex. It may be to your benefit to involve an attorney sooner rather than later. Working with a knowledgeable attorney can help you better understand your specific issue and your options going forward.
At Sean F. Hampton, Attorney at Law, we are prepared to strategize a plan of action tailored to your unique needs. We’ll listen closely as you describe your situation and advise you on potential solutions. Our attorney works diligently with all parties involved in an attempt to resolve any lingering disagreements as peacefully and efficiently as possible.
Set Up a Consultation
You don’t have to face this challenge on your own. Let us take the lead in your landlord-tenant dispute, and discover how we can help you work toward your ideal solution.
Schedule a free contingency consultation with us today in Mobile, Alabama. We serve clients statewide, including the areas of Baldwin County, Washington County, and Escambia County. Our attorney also represents clients located in Harrison County, Mississippi, and Escambia County, Florida.