Thursday, June 11, 2015

Landlord & Tenant Law

Couples are waiting longer and longer to get married, which is indirectly causing people to wait longer and longer before buying their first homes. With the average age of a first-time home buyer steadily increasing, adults are renting apartments, homes, and condos for many years before buying a place of their own. As renting becomes a long-term lifestyle for many adults, landlord and tenant law is becoming more and more important. When they think of landlord-tenant law, many people tend to think of the tenants and their rights. Less attention is given to the (equally important) other end of the equation - the landlords.


Landlords Have A Lot Of Responsibility

As a landlord, property owners agree to open their homes, condos, apartments, and other properties to tenants. Often, landlords have had no prior experience with their tenants before they sign the lease, yet they rely on their tenants to: 
  • Pay their rent on time
  • Follow the agreed-upon rules regarding the allowed uses of the property
  • Vacate the property on the agreed date
  • Not damage the property
  • Not use the property for illegal purposes
If the property is damaged by a severe storm or other natural disaster, the landlord - not the tenant - is responsible for paying for repairs. Similarly, if a major appliance fails and needs to be replaced, the landlord is responsible for covering the cost of the new appliance. The tenants are only responsible for paying to repair damages that they caused.

Landlords Deserve Legal Backing

With so many potential costs at stake, it should come as no surprise that landlords need (and deserve) legal representation at the Lake of the Ozarks in the event that things go wrong. The team at O'Donnell Law Center understands the unique challenges landlords face, and we are prepared to assist you when you need us. We can help you with...
  • Lease preparation and review
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Notice to Vacate
  • Rent and Possession
  • Lease Preparation
  • Eviction
When it comes to the world of landlord-tenant law, the best defense is usually a good offense. By having a well-written and comprehensive lease, you can set yourself up for success and relax in the knowledge that you have your bases covered. Our landlord-tenant attorney can help you draft a strong lease agreement. Should you need to go to court to enforce the terms of your lease at a future date, we will be here to help you litigate.

Call the most trusted law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks to get started today.

O'Donnell Law Center

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