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Gross McGinley Allentown PA Landlord Tenant Attorneys

Landlord Tenant Attorneys In Pennsylvania

At Gross McGinley, LLP our landlord-tenant attorneys provide creative, customized legal solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. As lawyers who have decades of experience representing both landlords and tenants, we understand disputes from both sides. From commercial leases to tenants’ rights, our comprehensive knowledge covers a range of housing and business matters. Our Allentown litigation attorneys are dedicated to safeguarding your interests and strategizing to solve problems outside of court, or through our courts if necessary.

What you need to know about landlord tenant issues:

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Legal Services For Tenants

The law offers certain protections for tenants, but many renters don’t know a lot about their rights. Housing laws as well as landlord and tenant rights may vary by jurisdiction, so it’s important to consult a lawyer who has the skills and experience required to handle landlord-tenant issues in Pennsylvania and federal courts as well. Our landlord-tenant attorneys demystify the law and help you understand your rights. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and help settle disputes involving: 

Deposits – Unfortunately, unscrupulous landlords often try to keep tenants’ deposits illegally, so knowing your rights is critical. We advise you on how your landlord is entitled to use your deposit, evidence they must provide of any funds taken out of it, and when you can expect to receive your deposit if you’re not renewing your lease. 

Discrimination – There are federal and state laws that protect tenants from discrimination. If you believe a landlord has discriminated against you due to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or another protected category, our attorneys can help you hold them accountable.

Evictions – Some certain legal requirements and processes much be followed when a landlord pursues eviction. Our landlord-tenant attorneys can determine whether your landlord has justification to break your lease and ask you to leave. If they haven’t followed proper legal procedures, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against them and interfere with an eviction.

Privacy – For residential tenants, restrictions on when your landlord can legally enter your residence are different depending on where you live. If you feel that your privacy has been violated, we can determine whether your landlord acted appropriately and help you take further action if necessary. 

Repairs – Landlords are obligated to provide safe, inhabitable units for their tenants. They are also likely responsible for repairs and maintenance of equipment or amenities provided in accordance with your lease agreement. If your landlord fails to make repairs in a timely manner or wrongfully attempts to put the responsibility for them on you, you may be able to withhold rent until the issue is resolved.

If you’re thinking of suing a landlord due to any of these issues, our experienced team of landlord-tenant attorneys can help. We thoroughly evaluate your case, advise you of your options, and assist you with resolving disputes using alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation and arbitration, which are often more expedient and much less costly than filing a lawsuit.

     

 

For Commercial Tenants

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Provisions in a commercial lease can be challenging to decipher, especially if you’ve never rented commercial space before. It’s important to keep in mind that commercial leases often favor landlords, so it’s vital to have an attorney review your lease before you sign it. Our landlord-tenant lawyers examine the fine print and review your lease with you. We help you understand its terms, legal terminology, and the impact certain provisions may have on your business.  

In addition to helping you hash out your lease, we can assist you with negotiating rent increases and other landlord-tenant disputes. No matter what type of legal issue you’re facing as a commercial tenant, protecting our clients’ interests is always at the forefront of our tenacious team.

     

 

Legal Assistance For Landlords

The last thing most landlords want is to deal with disputes that result in litigation. Consulting an experienced attorney before problems arise is one of the best ways to protect yourself from lawsuits and ensure you’re adhering to all applicable federal, state, and local housing laws. We help you understand the laws surrounding discrimination, deposits, evictions, and privacy so you can be confident that you’re following best practices. Whether you need help drafting a residential or commercial lease or you’re concerned about an issue that could become a problem, our experienced team is dedicated to providing top-notch legal services you can trust.

If a tenant fails to pay rent or has breached a condition of their lease and you need to take action, our landlord-tenant attorneys can take some of the weight off your shoulders. We offer guidance and advice on how to settle security deposit disputes, defend against personal injury lawsuits, and enforce judgments for property damage or nonpayment of rent. If you need to evict a tenant, we assist you with thorough procedures to ensure your rights as a property owner are protected. Our experienced team of commercial real estate lawyers also helps property owners, developers, investors, and lenders with transactions, financing, title insurance, litigation, and more.

     

 

Why Choose Our Allentown Landlord Tenant Lawyers?

At Gross McGinley, LLP, professionalism, integrity, and teamwork are at the heart of everything we do. Our client-first philosophy and collaborative approach help us work toward the best possible outcomes. Our landlord-tenant attorneys are proud to help clients find strategic legal solutions that meet their goals and protect their rights. In addition to handling landlord-tenant matters, we provide legal services such as:

  • Federal real estate litigation
  • Land use disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Commercial contracts
  • Land development
  • Insurance defense
  • And more…..

Contact A Landlord Tenant Attorney In Allentown, PA

Gross McGinley, LLP has provided forward-thinking legal services to clients in Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. To schedule a consultation with a landlord-tenant lawyer or to learn about other services we offer, contact us online or call us at 610-820-5450 today. 

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