W. Sterling Routson-Thomas gradutated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law with honors in May of 2012. He is a lifelong equestrian and played varsity polo at the University of California Davis during his undergraduate educati...
Practice areas & skills: Landlord & Tenant, Litigation, Business, General Practice
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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.