Landlord/Tenant Litigation Lawyers

SMRL Law Firm serving Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, & throughout the state of Florida

Landlord-tenant disputes can be extremely complicated, frustrating matters. In these often-contentious situations, a simple dispute can quickly escalate into a litigation scenario. Whether in a courtroom or at a negotiating table, our experienced Sarasota attorneys can fight for your your rights and work on your behalf to protect your best interests.

To schedule a consultation with our skilled and assertive landlord-tenant dispute lawyer, please complete the form on this page or call 941-365-7171 today. We welcome clients from Sarasota, Bradenton and neighboring Florida communities.

Experienced Legal Counsel for Both Landlords and Tenants

Renting a house, apartment or business space creates a legal relationship between a tenant and property owner. These relationships, based on contracts, can be complicated and subject to contract breaches and disputes. In Florida, landlord-tenant laws vary in commercial and residential leases. The experienced legal team at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb is experienced in both areas, and possesses the resources and skills necessary to address disputes in or out of court. Sometimes, disputes can be resolved by a simple letter written by a knowledgeable attorney. Some cases require litigation. In either scenario, your interests are best served with the help of a qualified attorney.

Common issues for both landlords and tenants include:

From the Perspective of the Tenant

In this difficult economy, the prospect of looking for a new place to live can be an overwhelming experience. Your natural inclination may be to just do whatever your landlord tells you. It’s important to know that you have rights. There are several regulations designed to protect you.

Our experienced attorney can help you with matters such as:

  • Challenging eviction
  • Unsafe dwelling or environment
  • Problems with property maintenance and repairs
  • Security deposit disputes
  • Discriminatory practices

From the Perspective of the Landlord

If you are a landlord involved in a dispute with your tenants, it is crucial that you follow legal steps in a timely and accurate manner. If you fail to follow the appropriate steps correctly, you can expose yourself to liability. These matters are typically very technical, time-sensitive and notice-driven. It is in your best interests to work with a knowledgeable layer who can assist you with matters involving:

  • Eviction proceedings
  • Security deposit disputes
  • Damage to property
  • Failure to pay rent
  • Disposal of abandoned personal property

Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb can represent you in any mediation or litigation situation. Don’t postpone addressing issues that can easily get out of hand. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced landlord-tenant dispute lawyer by calling 941-365-7171 or completing the form on this page. We proudly serve the Sarasota and Bradenton areas of Florida.