Joshua L. Smith has recently joined the Watson Law Office, LLC. Mr. Smith received his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 2007. While at Texas Tech Mr. Smith... more
Joshua L. Smith has recently joined the Watson Law Office, LLC. Mr. Smith received his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 2007. While at Texas Tech Mr. Smith focused on water law and natural resources as well as civil litigation. He returned to Las Cruces and began as an associate with the law firm of Hubert & Hernandez, P.A. practicing primarily water law, administr... view profile
Landlord tenant law concerns landlord and tenants' rights and responsibilities. Because the apartment you rent is your own personal space, the law places many limits on landlords' activities. For example, if a landlord tries to make you move without giving you enough notice, or ignores a rat infestation in your apartment, a landlord / tenant lawyer knows what options you have as a tenant. On the other hand, a landlord / tenant lawyer also helps landlords who have tenants breaking rules, such as moving out three months early or refusing to pay rent. Tenant eviction laws are very specific, with different rules in each city. If you are being evicted or if you have a tenant you want to evict, you may benefit from the services of a landlord / tenant lawyer.