Experienced Attorney Helping Clients with Landlord/Tenant Issues in Fairfield County

Landlord/tenant law is an area of law where proper planning can help one prepare for most disputes. Connecticut has specific laws that govern landlord/tenant relationships, and an experienced landlord/tenant lawyer can help establish the necessary framework to ensure a smooth relationship. However, despite the best planning, some disputes are inevitable. If that is the case, an experienced litigator can help property owners and renters navigate the trial process.

Experienced Stamford Tenant Attorney

Before signing a lease agreement, you should consult an experienced real estate attorney who can review and revise the lease agreement to help protect your rights. At the very least, each lease should be in writing and describe the subject property, state the lease duration, identify the landlord and tenant by name, state the amount of rent and the date rent is due (as well as any applicable charges or late payments), list the applicable landlord rules and regulations, list the rights and responsibilities of the tenant, and provide the security deposit amount (if any) and the procedure for returning the deposit.

Once tenants execute a lease, they have certain rights and responsibilities that the lease agreement and Connecticut law dictate. Unfortunately, in many cases, tenants are not aware of their rights and fail to exercise them. We can help. At the Law Offices of Peter V. Lathouris, LLC, we help tenants in Fairfield County with their leasing needs. Our clients include residential tenants as well as large commercial clients leasing commercial properties. We have experience negotiating large, complex leases with a long duration. We believe that proper planning at the lease execution stage can help avoid many issues down the road.

Skilled Stamford Landlord Lawyer

Whether you are a small landlord or a large commercial leasing company, securing adequate legal representation is key to avoiding potential liability associated with leasing real estate. Leasing property is like any other business, and it requires the advice of competent counsel to ensure that any lease agreement is in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. In today's litigious society, "handshake agreements" are not advisable considering the toll that lawsuits may take on a business. If you are a landowner, there are basic steps that you can take to protect your property. We can help. Contact our law office for a complimentary initial consultation.

We represent clients in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Westport, Danbury, Darien, and throughout Fairfield County. Call today.