Maryland Landlord Tenant Law

For property owners, the decision to become a landlord is a common one. It is a practical way to earn income and put your property to good use.

Yet, there are many considerations that future landlords must make before diving headfirst into turning a property into a rental. Likewise, for businesses and individuals who want to rent a property instead of purchasing, these considerations are equally important.

Litigation Attorney LuskIf you are considering becoming a landlord or reshaping your current property management strategy, or if you are facing legal issues with your tenants or landlord, we can provide you with skilled, experienced counsel to develop and execute a plan that fits your best interests.

At Lusk Law, LLC, attorney Rebekah Lusk who leads our Landlord/Tenant practice is also a landlord, so our knowledge comes not just from our legal backgrounds, but also from first-hand experience. We have helped many landlord and tenant clients in both commercial and residential legal matters.

Commercial Leases

commercial-leaseA commercial lease is a binding agreement that should be mutually beneficial for the tenant and landlord. A lease should also be specific to a property and to the parties involved – there is no “standard,” when it comes to commercial leases, and using a vague, non-specific lease can lead to legal headaches for both landlords and tenants.

Landlord Law Attorneys

Having an attorney that understands the challenges specific to being a landlord is an invaluable asset. We have a deep understanding of what it takes to protect a landlord from the possibility of litigation. The language used in drafting leases, for example, can prove to be instrumental in the protection of your property and your assets. Through smart planning, you can limit the number of disputes that can arise in your dealings with tenants.

If litigation does become an issue for landlords, Lusk Law, LLC can assist you throughout all aspects of a dispute, from contract breaches to collection issues to claims of violation of county or state laws.

Lusk Law, LLC handles cases in landlord tenant court, district court, and circuit court including cases related to failure to pay rent, wrongful detainer, tenant holding over, and violation of consumer protection act. Our firms extensive experience with handling landlord tenant matters in court, means that you will have experienced and knowledgeable counsel assist you with resolving your matter.

Tenant Law Attorneys

Lusk Law, LLC also puts our experience to use for clients who rent property commercially or residentially. Many of our clients turn to us for help regarding the leases they are considering for their company or themselves personally. Having a skilled, experienced attorney familiar with all aspects of rental property, you can be ensured that your best interests are being looked after before you enter an agreement with the property owner. Additionally, if disputes arise with the property owner for failure to make repairs, unsafe conditions, or other disputes regarding the terms of the contract, we can assist you with negotiating the disputes or representing you in court.

Maryland Property Attorneys

Whether you have made the decision to become a landlord, rent property for your business, or even if you are considering what the best course of action might be for your own personal or professional endeavor, consulting our landlord and tenant law attorneys will ensure that you start off on the right footing. We can help you resolve or litigate disputes, depending on your needs and preferences, and make sure that you and your interests are protected.

Some of our clients come to us because they need legal representation in landlord or tenant disputes, but many of our existing clients also approach us for counsel regarding issues related to, real estate, leases or rental properties, prior to any disputes arising.

Columbia Property Owner Lawyers Attorney Rebekah Lusk’s experience as a property owner and landlord can be to your benefit. We are intimately familiar with all stages of landlord/tenant relations and will be able to assist you in any stage of drafting contracts, settling disputes or rent collection issues. Contact our firm to learn more about how we can help you.

Client Review

I was involved in a landlord tenant issue when I was working in Baltimore. After two years, the landlord filed the complaint again after I moved to Denver. I contacted Rebekah, she collected the information readily, and layed out all the options for me. She has been very gracious, patient and professional through out the whole process. Eventually, the case was settled within 3 weeks. Overall, my experience with Thienel & Lusk was fabulous and I highly recommend them. Lusk Law, LLC

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