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Landlord Tenant Lawyer

Serving Pittsburgh for Landlord Tenant Disputes:

40+ Years of Helping Clients Plan for Their Futures in Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Butler, Westmoreland Counties

If you are looking for a Pittsburgh Landlord Tenant Lawyer, then you should contact Herb & Winters Law today to schedule your consultation so that your can learn more about your potential legal rights and how to best go about protecting them. It is highly important that you contact a Landlord Tenant Lawyer as quickly as possible as matters can erupt quickly into very contentious and complicated legal problems. Do not delay, please contact a Landlord Tenant Attorney today! 

Learn more about our services by scheduling an initial consultation online or calling (412) 533-4821

Legal Services for Landlords: 

The laws are very protective of tenants’ rights. In disputes, landlords must be extremely difficult to ensure they follow all required steps. If they fail to do so, their ability to evict a tenant or collect unpaid rent may be in jeopardy. We counsel property owners of residential and commercial property every step of the way:

  • Drafting or negotiating lease terms
  • Addressing lease violations
  • Collections of unpaid rent
  • Disputes over repairs
  • Security deposits
  • Wage garnishments
  • Evictions

Legal Services for Tenants: 

Even if you have fallen far behind on your rent or are in clear violation of the terms of your lease, you still have rights. Your landlord cannot simply change the locks, kick you out, harass you, or cut off the utilities. There is a legal process that must be fulfilled. 

When you need skillful legal representation in matters of eviction and property condition disputes in both magistrate court, arbitration, and common pleas court, you can count on the landlord tenant lawyers of Herb & Winters Law. 

Pennsylvania laws offer many protections for tenants, but a significant amount of renters do not know about all their rights. If you find yourself renting from a Pittsburgh landlord whom you think has violated one or more terms of your renter’s agreement, a landlord tenant attorney can help navigate housing laws. We can answer questions about all of the following issues that commonly affect tenants. 

What are Some Reasons and Defenses for Eviction in Allegheny County? 

The Landlord-Tenant Act of 1951 governs all of the landlord and tenant disputes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Disputes between landlords and tenants often become complicated. The city or township in which the property is located may have additional laws concerning the landlord-tenant relationship. We recommend discussing your rights and responsibilities with an attorney before you enter into a lease agreement, attempt to breach the lease agreement, or prematurely conclude a rental agreement. Under the Landlord-Tenant Act, a landlord can only evict a tenant for the following reasons:

  • Non-payment of rent
  • Holdover tenancy
  • Serious breach of a lease provision, and
  • A tenant engaging in criminal drug-related activities on the premises.

Even in these scenarios, you cannot take action into your own hands. There is a specific process outlined in the Landlord-Tenant Act that you must follow. According to the Act, landlords have a right to default by:

  • Allowing the property to fall into a state of disrepair
  • Failing to provide essentials, such as heat, water, or electricity, and
  • Failing to fix a dangerous condition within the property

If you are a tenant and your landlord has defaulted on any of these three grounds, we recommend contacting Herb & Winters Law immediately to discuss your options.

Contact Pittsburgh Landlord Tenant Lawyers at Herb & Winters Law Today:

To schedule a consultation, call us at (412) 533-4821 or reach out online. Our firm is standing by to offer personalized legal guidance.

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