Dallas Commercial Landlord/Tenant Contract Dispute Lawyers
If you are in a contract dispute with your landlord or tenant, contact the real estate lawyers of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. at (214) 824-1414 today. When you enter into an agreement with a landlord or tenant, both sides agree to certain responsibilities and certain rights. Signing a contract ensures that both parties respect each other’s rights and recognize their own duties. However, all too often, the contract that is crafted by both the landlord and the tenant is not upheld by one or both, which can lead to serious consequences for both sides, including heavy fines and even eviction.
The relationship between a landlord and a tenant is a crucial one for business. Contract disputes can lead to the spoiling of this business relationship. The best way to mediate a contract dispute is through a lawyer. An experienced real estate lawyer can guide both parties to a solution without sacrificing the business partnership they have already established. If you are in a contract dispute with your landlord or tenant, contact the commercial landlord/tenant dispute team at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. at (214) 824-1414 today.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
In case of a contract dispute, lawyers are your most valuable asset. An experienced lawyer will steer you through the legal proceedings of contract disputes while avoiding further damage to your business relationship. Mediation is what lawyers are trained to do, and in the case of a contract dispute, you will need a skilled mediator to navigate the legal waters.
Why Choose Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. to Handle My Case?
At Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., our conviction is that both landlords’ and tenants’ rights should be protected for the good of business everywhere. Our team at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. will work diligently to ensure that your rights as a landlord or tenant are protected. The experienced attorney assigned to your case will provide high quality and verified legal advice. Furthermore, they will walk you through the legal process step by step to ensure you understand and are in control of the proceedings. Trust Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. to be in your corner.
Types of Cases We Handle
When you enter into an agreement with a landlord or a tenant, each party often believes that the other will hold up their end of the bargain, but, frequently, the agreements crafted by the landlord and tenant are not followed. Maybe a landlord takes advantage of their tenant’s business inexperience, or perhaps the tenant is unruly and does not turn their rent payment in on time. In a business relationship, disagreements and issues are bound to arise. The following are common disputes that could be resolved with the help of an experienced professional:
- Rent Payments – Rent payments are a source of tension between most landlords and tenants. Missed or late rent payments, overcharging for rent, and unjust late fees imposed by landlords are all common reasons for disputes between landlords and tenants.
- Appliances – Landlords and tenants each have responsibilities within their business deal. Landlords are often responsible for general maintenance of the property. If the duty to provide maintenance is outlined in the contract, then not heeded by the landlord, it can be a source of dispute between the parties.
- Wrongful Evictions – Evictions are the symbol of a broken relationship between the landlord and the tenant. In Texas, a tenant can be evicted if they do not pay their rent on time, among other reasons. However, wrongful evictions do happen and are a breach of the conditions established in the contract that the landlord and the tenant create.
- Failure to Return Deposit – If a landlord does not follow the guidelines set out in the contract and return a tenant’s full deposit, they are in violation of the contract. As with the above issues, an experienced attorney can help resolve the situation.
- Misrepresenting Property Conditions – One of the most important functions of a contract is to set expectations for both the landlord and the tenant. If the landlord misrepresents or exaggerates the quality of the property, they might be breaching their contract.
Texas is a said to be “landlord friendly,” meaning that many of the property codes favor the property owners, not the tenants. It is helpful to know the rights of tenants in the state of Texas:
- Tenants have the right to have the property fit-to-be-used in 90 days. If landlords do not carry out the necessary maintenance, the lease can be legally terminated.
- Landlords are responsible for maintaining the common area and elevators.
- Fire and extended coverage insurance must be held by the landlord.
- If the landlord pays utilities, they must be paid directly to the provider.
Hire a real estate attorney to mediate your contract dispute. We’ll fight for you so that you come out on the right end of your contract dispute.
If you are in Dallas or the surrounding areas and are in a contract dispute with your landlord or tenant and aren’t sure where to turn, contact Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. at (214) 824-1414 today. We don’t charge anything for an initial consultation.