Landlord tenant disputes can be very frustrating to say the least. Landlords frequently make claims for non payment of rent and damage to their property. Tenants often make claims that the condition of the property results in the property being uninhabitable. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, one thing is almost certain, the likelihood of you having a contract dispute is quite high.

In many instances a “forcible detainer” action is filed by a landlord in order to evict a tenant. The eviction could be based on a failure to pay rent or a failure of a tenant to leave the premises after the expiration of the lease term. The sole issue at a court hearing is whether or not the tenant has the right to possession. If the tenant does not, the court will enter an order and the tenant will have to vacate the property, usually within 5 days. If the tenant does not vacate the property during the period of time established by the court, the Sherriff can evict the tenant.

The laws governing residential leases and the laws governing non-residential or commercial leases are quite different. Regardless of whether or not you are a landlord or tenant or whether you are a party to a residential or non-residential lease, the law is quite complex and consulting with an attorney should be one of high priority. Contact an attorney at The Harrian Law Firm, P.L.C to schedule a consultation.