A lease agreement defines the relationship between a landlord and their tenant. At Meyerson, Fox & Conte, P.A., we represent both commercial and residential landlords and tenants in the review, negotiation and preparation of lease agreements. By having an attorney involved in the lease negotiation, you can ensure that your legal rights are being protected. Unfortunately, too often our clients seek our services only after a problem with their landlord or tenant has arisen and after a lease agreement has been signed. At that point, we are limited by the terms of the lease agreement signed by the client. We encourage our clients to engage our assistance prior to entering a lease to avoid needless headaches down the road.
Our landlord/tenant services are not limited to drafting lease agreements. We regularly represent both landlords and tenants in eviction proceedings, including for non-payment of rent, for disorderly conduct and for violating the rules and regulations of the landlord. In order to evict a tenant, there are many laws and regulations that must be strictly followed. Our attorneys ensure that proper procedures are performed so that the case is not dismissed on a procedural basis.
We also represent landlords and tenants in various litigation matters, such as those involving allegations that a landlord improperly withheld a tenant’s security deposit. It is important for both landlords and tenants to keep in mind that there are significant penalties if a landlord is found to have improperly withheld a tenant’s security deposit, including the possibility of the tenant being awarded double the amount of the tenant’s security deposit.
If you are a landlord or tenant, contact one of our attorneys today to see how we can help you achieve your legal objectives.