Tenants have the right to a safe and comfortable home. Unfortunately, not all landlords honor these rights. If you are a tenant facing a landlord-tenant dispute, The Brinton Firm can provide you with the legal representation and guidance you need to protect your rights. With over 15 years of experience in the field, the Brinton Firm is dedicated to helping tenants protect their rights and obtain the compensation they deserve. The firm understands the complexities of landlord-tenant law and provides personalized advice to each client. The Brinton Firm has a long history of successful cases and is committed to providing top-notch legal services to its clients. Whether you are facing an eviction, a breach of contract, or a dispute over repairs and damages, The Brinton Firm can help you get the justice you deserve.
Overview of Tenants’ Rights
A tenant’s rights depend on the type of lease or rental agreement they have with their landlord. Some basic tenants’ rights include:
– The right to safe and habitable property – Landlords must maintain their properties to ensure the safety of residents. If you suspect that your landlord is not meeting health and safety standards, you should contact the local housing authority.
– The right to privacy – Your landlord cannot access your home without notice and permission unless there is an emergency or you have broken the terms of your rental agreement.
– The right to repairs – Your landlord is responsible for maintaining your home. If the landlord does not respond to maintenance requests, you can file a complaint with the city.
– The right to a fair rental price – The amount you pay for rent cannot exceed the fair market value for the property. Additionally, if you receive assistance from a government agency, you are entitled to discounted rent.
– The right to end your lease early – You may be able to break the terms of your lease under extenuating circumstances, such as a job loss or medical emergency.
– The right to a written lease agreement – Your landlord must provide you with a written rental agreement outlining the terms of your tenancy.
– The right to withhold rent – You can withhold rent if your landlord fails to meet his or her contractual obligations.
Common Landlord-Tenant Disputes
If you are a tenant and you believe that your landlord is failing to meet their responsibilities, you may have grounds for a dispute. Here are some common disputes between tenants and landlords:
– Breach of contract – This occurs when one party fails to meet the terms of an agreement. If your landlord has failed to uphold the terms of your lease, you may have grounds for a breach of a contract dispute.
– Discrimination – Landlords cannot deny housing to tenants based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. If your landlord has failed to meet this requirement, you may have grounds for a discrimination dispute.
– Retaliation – Landlords cannot punish tenants for exercising their legal rights. If your landlord has failed to uphold their contractual obligations and has taken action against you as a result, you may have a retaliation dispute.
– Unfair or deceptive business practice – If your landlord has failed to meet their obligations and you have paid rent, you may have grounds for an unfair or deceptive business practice dispute.
The Brinton Firm’s Legal Services
The Brinton Firm provides comprehensive legal services to clients in all aspects of landlord-tenant law. The firm is committed to protecting the rights of tenants and helping clients obtain the justice they deserve. The Brinton Firm represents clients in disputes over the following:
– Eviction – An eviction occurs when a tenant fails to meet the terms of their lease. If you have been served with an eviction notice, you may have limited time to rectify the situation. The Brinton Firm can help you fight the eviction notice and prevent the termination of your tenancy.
– Breach of contract – If your landlord has failed to uphold the terms of the lease, you may have grounds to sue for breach of contract.
– Discrimination – If your landlord has unlawfully denied you housing or has charged you a higher rent based on your race, religion, or disability, you may have grounds to file a discrimination lawsuit.
– Retaliation – If your landlord has taken action against you as a result of your lawful actions, you may have grounds for a retaliation lawsuit.
Benefits of Working With The Brinton Firm
The Brinton Firm is committed to protecting tenants’ rights and helping clients obtain the justice they deserve. Here are some benefits of working with The Brinton Firm:
– Successful track record – The Brinton Firm has a long history of successful cases and a positive track record.
– Personalized advice – The firm offers personalized advice to each client and does not rely on cookie-cutter solutions.
– Affordable rates – The firm offers affordable legal services to clients of all income levels.
The Brinton Firm has successfully defended clients in landlord-tenant disputes for more than 15 years. The firm provides personalized advice to each client and is committed to helping clients obtain the justice they deserve. With offices throughout the eastern United States, The Brinton Firm is accessible to clients throughout the region. If you are a tenant facing a landlord-tenant dispute, The Brinton Firm can help you get the justice you deserve.