We have gone into detail on many of the different reasons behind landlord and tenant disputes. In this post, we will examine repairs, which can cause a great deal of friction between landlords and tenants. In some cases, these disputes may become so heated that they lead to eviction, prompt a tenant to voluntarily move out, or even result in legal action. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, it is pivotal to address any disagreement over repairs properly, especially since the consequences of failing to perform or request necessary repairs can be significant.
There are many different factors to take into consideration when it comes to a landlord’s responsibility to repair something that has been damaged. For example, a landlord may not be required to make repairs in certain instances, or a tenant may be responsible for damage if they refuse to take corrective action afterward. Sometimes, there is disagreement over a rental agreement and how responsibility for certain damage is to be assigned.
In some cases, minor repair may be needed, while other disagreements may revolve around major repairs needed to keep a home liveable. Sometimes, damage may be so significant that a home is uninhabitable or the repairs will cost an excessive amount of money. Our law firm is very familiar with the different legal considerations that may come into play with respect to disputes between landlords and tenants, and we discuss a lot of other topics which involve landlord and tenant matters on our blog.