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Landlord-Tenant Dispute Attorneys in Fairfax: (703) 454-5147

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A person’s exclusive right to use and enjoy property as they see fit is important in real estate law. Understandably, not everyone can be a landowner. However, those who are in no position to obtain title to land may enter into an agreement to lease a landowner’s property to obtain and exercise certain property rights.

If you are a party to a legal dispute between a landowner and one of their lessees, you should call Keithley Law to consult one of our skilled landlord-tenant dispute attorney in Fairfax about your case. Our legal team at Keithley Law has more than five decades of combined legal experience with various real estate matters, including disputes between a landlord and their tenants.

Call Keithley Law at (703) 454-5147 to learn more about how our team of attorneys can help you.

Just Resolutions for Landlord-Tenant Disputes

A lease grants limited property rights to a lessee in exchange for their promise to pay rents. Lease can come in different “shapes and sizes,” so to speak. The type of leasehold interest a tenant enjoys depends on the length of time for which a landlord grants a tenant the exclusive right to possess and use the property or what condition will terminate the tenant’s leasehold rights.

A residential lease implies certain warranties regarding the property’s habitability. Commercial leases can involve any number of conditions relevant to all aspects of the tenant’s leasehold interests in the property. However, when a landlord-tenant dispute arises, it is best for the parties to find a quick solution to their conflict to minimize the ensuing damages that either or both of them might sustain.

The legal team at Keithley Law is committed to providing comprehensive counsel regarding the following landlord-tenant issues:

  • Breach of rental agreement: A party’s breach of a lease agreement may trigger a legal remedy.
  • Indemnification for tortious damage to property: Many lease agreements contain a provision that requires a party to indemnify the other party from liability in the event their negligence causes damage to nearby property.
  • Subletting rights and limitations: Residential lease agreements limit or complete restrict the tenant’s right to further rent the property to others.
  • Building code compliance and violations: Residential and commercial properties must comply with applicable safety and building code regulations. Violation may result in civil or criminal penalties and can sometimes constitute a failed condition to the other party’s performance of certain contractual promises.
  • Habitability issues: The law imposes an implied warranty of habitability for residential properties used for rental purposes. Breach of this implied warranty may entitle a tenant to a legal remedy or serve as the basis for a claim of constructive eviction.
  • Eviction and unlawful detainer: The law recognizes establishes specific procedures to terminate a tenant’s interests in the rental property. Compliance with these procedures is crucial to successfully evict a tenant and dispossess them of their rights to the rental property.

Don’t Wait – Call the Legal Team at Keithley Law Today

Whether you are a residential or commercial landowner or lessee, your rights as a party to a lease agreement deserve adamant protection and staunch advocacy. At Keithley Law, our attorneys have the necessary skill and sophisticated knowledge of landlord-tenant laws to help ensure you reach a fair and reasonable solution to your legal issues. You can count on us to provide personalized legal solutions backed by more than 50 years of combined legal experience practicing landlord-tenant law.

Contact Keithley Law online today or call our office at (703) 454-5147 to set up an initial consultation with an experienced attorney today.

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