Rixon C. Rafter (Rix) is a civil litigation attorney with broad experience in the... more
Rixon C. Rafter (Rix) is a civil litigation attorney with broad experience in the government, business, and the law. Rix served as a military officer and warfighter afloat and ashore, during the Cold War and both Gulf Wars, for over 20 years before taking up the bar. Rix put himself through law school nights and weekends while serving as a Pentagon staff officer and later as DOD consultant... 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.