Landlord and tenant disputes are usually regulated by state property and contracts law. Landlords are required to adhere to their responsibilities, including keeping the property in a reasonably safe condition, in addition to fixing and repairing things that may break in the home, such as the air conditioner. In addition, state or local landlord tenant regulations govern the requirements for evicting a tenant, which may occur for only various and specific reasons.
Beyond the simple transaction of exchanging money to rent a home, a landlord and tenant lease agreement specifies other complex terms the parties will adhere to. Comprehending the specifics of a lease agreement is imperative, due to the fact that many disputes arise from tenants not recognizing or fully understanding terms that were originally agreed to. In many situations, the landlord fully comprehends the details of the agreement, so tenants should seek the expertise of a qualified lawyer before signing a lease.