Legal Advice, Answers, Advocacy, and Assistance, For Tenants With Questions Such As:
When Can My Rent Be Deemed Late?
Rent Is Late If Not Paid On the Due Date. Even One Day Late Is Late.
Understanding Tenant Rights Including What Do When Rights Are Violated By a Landlord
To a tenant, a rental dwelling is home. Of course, home means something unique to everyone and these special feelings are recognized. With this said, Defend-it Legal Services also recognizes that impartial empathy is often necessary to remain focused upon the legal issues and to remain an objective advisor and negotiator. Defend-it Legal Services helps tenants to resolve disputes by first reviewing the facts and issues and then by working to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. If resolution is evasive, Defend-it Legal Services can prepare the required Landlord Tenant Board forms and advocate at Landlord Tenant Board hearings.
Tenant Rights Issues
Protecting Against Tenant Rights Violations
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Tenant Focused Issues:
Certain events, such as a major fire, flood or serious water damage, tornado or windstorm, or other unforeseen circumstances, including changes in law, may...Learn More
The use of a fresh lease at the end of a lease period as a means to impose a rent increase above the allowable guideline is unlawful.Learn More
There are many various ways that a tenant may cause damage or injury that results in losses to a landlord. When the landlord suffers such losses the landlord...Learn More
What Can a Tenant Do If a Landlord Is Slow Getting Repair Work Done? A Landlord Has the Duty to Perform Maintenance and Repairs In a Timely Manner. When...Learn More
Can a Landlord Take Pictures of An Apartment Occupied By a Tenant? The Tenant Holds the Right to Decide Whether a Landlord May Take Pictures of a Rental...Learn More
Persons living in an accommodation arrangement involving the sharing of a kitchen or bathroom with the landlord are exempt from protections under the...Learn More
There are four opportunities to resolve the eviction for rent arrears process prior to the actual eviction of a tenant.Learn More
A landlord is statutorily required to hold and protect the private information regarding a tenant. Failure to do so may result in a Landlord Tenant Board...Learn More