Why Is Tenant Law Important?
Are you on the verge of getting evicted from that apartment of yours? Are you experiencing any kind of harassment from the landlord himself? Thankfully, there have been rights stipulated by the government to protect those people who are just renting apartments and houses in order for them to be safe and secure as well when horrible situations arise. This is basically the reason why this article exists, because most tenants have exactly no idea as to what their rights are and if they actually even have rights. If you have been harassed by the landlord, read on further for more information and details on how you can make that harassment stop and finally be able to live in peace and harmony in your own life.
You need to learn about proper notification
It is actually unjust for a landlord to expel a tenant out of his apartment if he does not have an evidence or a right to do so, in which case he will need a court order to be able to get a tenant out of his houses, if he does not have one, he cannot do any major action at all. Before the landlord can evict you, he will need to file a notice to the courthouse just like what people do when they try to file a lawsuit, and if the court agrees, they will have a third party give the notice or the court order to you, yourself. The notice will most likely be not handed to you personally by the third party, and sometimes they would just basically hang the notice to your doors. If they do so, the case may be thrown out because there was no proper delivery being made by the third party assigned to send the message. It will be high time for a tenant to contact a lawyer that can help if ever the tenant is unsure about the notice being given in a very informal manner.
The revenge eviction
You have probably been complaining about a leak in the faucet lately but even after a week, the landlord still refuses to believe so and does not really do anything to have your faucet problem solved. And then it has been like two months ever since you started to complain about a certain damage in your apartment, but still the landlord chooses to disregard the complaint and does nothing about it. And then you are suddenly alarmed by a sheriff giving you an eviction notice- now this is called the revenge eviction. How are you then going to deal with the situation?