SaveTweetLandlord and tenant disputes can cover a huge range of issues, which can include common conflicts about rent increase, maintenance and repairs, and security deposits.
Usually, the normal course of action is to try and work things out, and if that fails, to maybe go through mediation or sue in small claims court.
Depending on your circumstances, you may or may not have the law on your side. Browse Avvo's Legal Guides below to get overviews on how to handle a dispute with your landlord, and what to do if your landlord tries to evict you.
This guide provides general tips to avoid legal costs if you have to break a lease. It also briefly highlights several legal issues. However, if you end up in court, you really need to consult with... more
Landlords cannot evict
residential tenants without going through a precise legal process set forth in
the Anti-Eviction Act. But, if landlords
follow this process, the courts act swiftly and clearly.... more
When a landlord seeks to
remove a tenant from a rental unit, it is known as an eviction. In the state of Washington, an eviction is referred to as an
"unlawful detainer." A landlord must be