Landlord-Tenant Law

Landlords and tenants depend on each other. Their roles often extend much further beyond paying rent or providing rental space. Disputes can quickly erupt with confusion over:

  • Can a tenant withhold rent?
  • Can a tenant receive a set off for repairs made to the rental property by him or her?
  • What obligations does a landlord have with respect to a security deposit?
  • What repairs must the landlord make?
  • When can a landlord evict a tenant?
  • When is a tenant allowed to break his or her lease?

Some landlord-tenant disputes have clear answers in Indiana. Others depend on the circumstances. This can be a highly complicated area of real estate law. Indianapolis attorney Angela Trapp has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants throughout central Indiana. Contact her law firm to learn how she can protect your best interests during a free initial consultation in Indianapolis.

Working Upfront To Avoid Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Landlord-tenant disputes often occur when the terms of a relationship are poorly defined. In some cases, landlords rent property on the side to make extra cash. When dabbling in the rental business, it's easy to casually define the responsibilities of a landlord and tenant. However, when the terms are ambiguous or not clearly defined, disputes can quickly occur. Landlord-tenant law attorney Angela Trapp works upfront to create leases clearly defining the scope of the business relationship in an effort to avoid disputes over:

  • Default rental payments
  • Eviction notices
  • Housing, health or safety code violations
  • Poorly maintained rental space
  • Failure to respond to maintenance calls

Resolving Landlord-Tenant Law Disputes In Indianapolis

Landlords and tenants can have a lot at stake when dealing with a real estate dispute. Real estate lawyer Angela Trapp is highly effective at resolving landlord-tenant disputes based on her comprehensive background handling both sides of a dispute. She understands what a landlord and tenant stand to lose from a dispute.

Ms. Trapp is a strong negotiator focused on identifying common ground that can allow each side to move forward in the most amicable way possible. She also has access to appraisers and real estate experts invaluable in defining the cost benefit of negotiating a settlement or pursuing a trial verdict. Her focus is to protect your best interests without putting everything you have worked hard to achieve on the line. This can often be done through a negotiated settlement or through mediation. However, she will not shy away from litigation when in your best interests.

Contact Our Skilled Landlord-Tenant Rights Attorney In Marion County

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, the last thing you need is a long, costly legal dispute. Real estate attorney Angela Trapp started this law firm so clients wouldn't have to choose between quality legal services and reasonable rates. Contact her law firm today to learn how she can protect your best interests without making this process more complicated for you.