Owning rental properties can be a lucrative investment. However, having tenants can also lead to a variety of legal issues that may arise. When a tenant signs a lease agreement, you should expect that tenant to abide by all the terms of the contract. Unfortunately, almost any landlord knows this is not always the case and, often, legal action is required. If you have a legal dispute with a tenant, you need qualified legal representation from an experienced California landlord attorney. Call Randick O’Dea & Tooliatos, LLP, for assistance.
Common Legal Issues for Landlords
Many legal issues arise when tenants violate the terms of a lease agreement. Such violations may include:
- Failure to pay rent
- Criminal activity on the premises
- Having pets that are not allowed
- Destruction of property
- Excessive noise or nuisance
- Unauthorized subletting or assigning
In many occasions, the best solution after unaddressed lease violations is to seek an eviction. Self-help eviction is not allowed in California, and our attorneys can help landlords follow the necessary steps to terminate a tenancy. This includes providing proper notice, determining whether you must give the option to correct the violation, and filing an eviction ( or unlawful detainer) lawsuit to obtain a court order for the eviction. Our attorneys help seek unpaid rent and evictions when a tenant tries to defend against the lawsuit. In addition, we also represent landlords facing legal claims by tenants.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Experienced California Landlord Lawyers
Having a tenant who will not pay rent or otherwise violates a lease can cause significant financial losses for any landlord. The lawyers at Randick O’Dea & Tooliatos, LLP, help landlords face tenant issues head-on to minimize the damage. If you would like to discuss your legal matter, call our office at 925.460.3700 or contact us online today.