Landlord/Tenant Matters Results

Tenant case #1: Commercial tenant owed over $23,000 in back rent. After negotiations with landlord’s attorney outside of court, the matter was settled for a lesser amount in advance of the court date. Client never appeared in court and he made payment in accordance with the negotiated settlement agreement. The tenancy was restored, and client’s business is now thriving.

Tenant case #2: Tenant was a 71 year old tenant who was accused of habitually paying her rent late. After several court dates, the eviction matter was dismissed pursuant to a settlement agreement. Client paid rent for the month she missed and her tenancy in a rent controlled apartment was saved.

Landlord case #1: Landlord sought relief from a tenant who continuously defaulted on her rent obligations. Further, tenant failed to communicate with the landlord, continuously adverting his attempts to collect her rent. After filing an eviction notice for nonpayment of rent, the tenant paid the current month’s rent and secured the remaining funds through a third-party shortly thereafter. Additionally, the tenant agreed to vacate the premises within three months pursuant to settlement agreement filed with the court, so the landlord could rent to another tenant.

Landlord case #2: Landlord came to learn that squatters had accessed the basement to his apartment complex and had taken up residence there. An ejectment motion was immediately filed, and a court hearing was then held less than seven days later in which the judge heard testimony from the landlord. The judge signed the ejectment order, and shortly thereafter the squatters were removed via sheriff officers.

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