Kelly Stearns has a background in real estate and is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in Oregon. Ms. Stearns focuses her practice on estate planning, contracts, land use and real estate issues. Ms. Stearns is also an avid equestrian and can ass...
Practice areas & skills: Landlord & Tenant, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Elder Law
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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.