Legal Help For Tenants Needing Advocacy and Assistance Including Straightforward Answers With Questions Such As:
Can a Landlord Ask For a Deposit?
A Landlord Can Ask For a Rent Deposit Only. The Rent Deposit Must Be No More Than For One Month When Rent Is Due Monthly or One Week When Rent Is Due Weekly. A Damage Deposit Is Illegal.
Understanding Tenant Rights Including What Do When Rights Are Violated By a Landlord
To a tenant, a rental dwelling is home. Of course, home means something unique to everyone and these special feelings are recognized. With this said, Solomon Jones LLP also recognizes that impartial empathy is often necessary to remain focused upon the legal issues and to remain an objective advisor and negotiator. Solomon Jones LLP helps tenants to resolve disputes by first reviewing the facts and issues and then by working to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. If resolution is evasive, Solomon Jones LLP can prepare the required Landlord Tenant Board forms and advocate at Landlord Tenant Board hearings.
Tenant Rights Issues
Protecting Against Tenant Rights Violations
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Certain events, such as a major fire, flood or serious water damage, tornado or windstorm, or other unforeseen circumstances, including changes in law, may...Learn More
When a landlord seeks to evict a tenant for the own use of the Landlord, or use by certain close family members, the landlord must genuinely possess a good...Learn More
There are many various ways that a tenant may cause damage or injury that results in losses to a landlord. When the landlord suffers such losses the landlord...Learn More
What Happens If a Landlord Fails to Make Timely Repairs? A Landlord Has the Duty to Perform Maintenance and Repairs In a Timely Manner. When the Landlord...Learn More
Does a Landlord Have a Right to Take Pictures of a Rental Unit Occupied By a Tenant? A Landlord May Enter, With Proper Notice, An Occupied Apartment With...Learn More
Whereas a tenant holds the right to return following a renovation to the unit previously occupied by the tenant, the question may arise as to what extent of...Learn More
In general, the tenant has the right to resume living in the building following the completion of the renovations and the landlord is unable to increase the...Learn More
When a landlord collects monies unlawfully, whether over-payment of rent or other improperly collected monies, even if initially consented to by the tenant,...Learn More
Persons living in an accommodation arrangement involving the sharing of a kitchen or bathroom with the landlord are exempt from protections under the...Learn More
A lease term purporting to delegate the duty of snow shoveling to a tenant is problematic for a landlord whereas such is usually unenforceable and the landlord...Learn More