By Donald Harwood, Attorney
 Attorney Donald Harwood, an alumnus of
Northeastern University, practices law at Harwood
Reiff, LLC, in New York. A part...
 1. When leasing a home to a tenant, a landlord
can exercise the option of terminating a lease
upon an agreement’s expira...
 Eviction notices begin with a court process to
secure a formal order. During this time, a writ
can be issued and execute...
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Protecting One’s Rights under Landlord Tenant Law

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Protecting One’s Rights under Landlord Tenant Law

  1. 1. By Donald Harwood, Attorney
  2. 2.  Attorney Donald Harwood, an alumnus of Northeastern University, practices law at Harwood Reiff, LLC, in New York. A partner at the firm, Donald Harwood possesses more than three decades of experience handling trial and appellate cases. Specifically, he is knowledgeable of construction litigations and landlord tenant disputes. Landlord tenant disputes derive from various scenarios, such as nonpayment of rent, eviction, and lack of facility maintenance. The following are areas to consider when protecting one’s rights in a case.
  3. 3.  1. When leasing a home to a tenant, a landlord can exercise the option of terminating a lease upon an agreement’s expiration date. The landlord does not have to provide a reason or allow a resident to extend the lease. The landlord is not even required to send a courtesy reminder that a lease will be ending in the near future. 2. Landlords seeking eviction of an occupant must have a valid reason to support the action. Such reasons include failure to make timely rental payments and illegal practices on the facility.
  4. 4.  Eviction notices begin with a court process to secure a formal order. During this time, a writ can be issued and executed by a law enforcement officer to take back possession of a home. 3. Understanding a lease contract is of the utmost importance for a landlord and tenant. Each party should read the agreement thoroughly to understand the legalities and what they are entitled to. For additional assistance, a person may refer to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, where specific details of landlord tenant laws are outlined for each state.

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