Pennsylvania Landlord-Tenant Lawyers
Landlord issues may be as simple as negotiating a lease or as complicated as fighting over an eviction. We have attorneys at our firm who work with landlords as well as attorneys who work with tenants. Our experience on both sides of landlord-tenant disputes helps us serve both types of clients best. We work efficiently and aggressively to help our clients resolve issues as quickly as possible.
Under Pennsylvania law, landlords and tenants have a lot of room to negotiate specific terms in their leases. There are some provisions that are prohibited by law, but generally, the courts will defer to the terms of the lease. That makes it extremely important for you to review your lease with an experienced attorney before binding yourself to that contract.
Advice and counsel
In some cases, you may need help understanding the legal implications of a situation that arises with your landlord or tenant. We help by reviewing the lease and other documents and meeting with you so you understand your legal rights and options. If it makes sense for you to pursue legal action against your landlord or tenant, we will help you with that as well.
Unfortunately, the landlord-tenant relationship sometimes breaks down and the tenant faces eviction. We represent landlords and tenants in eviction proceedings, so we know the best approaches to take from both sides.
Some disputes between landlords and tenants wind up in court after the tenancy is complete. Since eviction is not an issue after the tenant moves out, the only issue has to do with money damages. We represent landlords with the following claims against tenants:
- Failure to pay rent
- Damages to the property
- Early move-out violations of the lease
We also represent tenants with the following claims against landlords:
- Unlawful eviction (self-help eviction)
- Conversion (theft) of personal property
- Unlawful withholding of security deposit
- Habitability violations
- Unfair Trade Practices
Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” is a law firm serving all of Pennsylvania with our principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Call KM&A in western Pennsylvania at 412-626-5626 or in eastern Pennsylvania at 215-618-9185. KM&A can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.