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Landlord Tenant Law: Lease Assignments

We recently posted an article about subleases, and how this may be a remedy for renters who need help paying the rent, or need to move out of their rental unit temporarily but plan on coming back.&...

Landlord Tenant Law: Subleases

Situations can arise where a renter who has entered into a written lease agreement for a fixed period of time needs to move out (even if only temporarily) before the lease term has ended. &nbs...

Security Deposits, Part IV – Options if the landlord refuses to return the deposit

Our final blog post in the series on security deposits will discuss a tenant’s options if he or she feels their landlord is wrongfully deducting or withholding the security deposit after move-out.<...

Security Deposits, Part III: The Return of the Security Deposit

In our last article in this series, we provided some recommendations for what a tenant should look for in a r...

Security Deposits, Part II – Requesting an Initial Move Out Inspection

By requesting a move out inspection PRIOR to the move out, a tenant gets the chance to try and make some the repairs or do the cleaning before the landlord deducts the costs of repair/cleaning from...

Security Deposits, Part I: Inspecting and Documenting the Rental Unit PRIOR to Move-In

Landlords often ask tenants for a deposit, or “security deposit”, as a condition of moving into a rental unit.  The landlord holds the deposit to safeguard his property against the potential r...

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