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For tenants who enter into a lease agreement and rent a house or apartment from a landlord, a number of potential legal issues and disputes can arise, and the assistance of an attorney can be a true asset for tenants seeking to protect their legal rights. Whether you need help reviewing or negotiating the terms of a lease or rental agreement, are facing the prospect of an eviction or unlawful detainer action, believe you may be the victim of a fair housing violation, or need help getting your security deposit back from your landlord, having a landlord-tenant attorney on your side can help you get the best possible outcome for your situation.

How a Landlord-Tenant Attorney Can Help

If you are currently involved in a legal dispute with your landlord, or are concerned about your legal rights at any stage in the landlord-tenant relationship, you should speak with an attorney with experience in landlord-tenant law who will evaluate your case with you, to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected. Whether you face an eviction or just have questions about the terms of your lease, an attorney will take the time to explain the situation and address your concerns.

If a lawsuit becomes necessary, no matter which side you are on (as "plaintiff" or "defendant") a knowledgeable landlord-tenant or real estate attorney can take  action on your behalf -- reviewing documents, researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning legal strategy, and negotiating with landlords, insurers, property managers, and opposing counsel -- all with the goal of strengthening your position and obtaining the best results for you.

Finding a Landlord-Tenant Attorney

To find a lawyer to help with your tenants' rights issue, use the FindLaw Lawyer Directory to search for a landlord-tenant or real estate law firm or attorney near you. To get started, go to the "Find a Lawyer" box near the upper left corner of this page. You can also find a landlord-tenant attorney near you here.

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