Being evicted is a stressful situation, even if you are in the right. When you are being wrongfully evicted, knowing your rights will help you know if your only alternative is to hire an attorney.
What Is a Wrongful Eviction?
Each state has its own set of laws for eviction, but generally, a landlord can only evict you if you violate some part of your lease or verbal agreement. For example, if you fail to pay your rent on time, you irreparably damage the property or you have had numerous complaints from neighbors about your behavior your landlord may be able to evict you.
What Types of Evictions Can You Fight in Court?
Unscrupulous landlords may try to get around the law to get you out of your home, but legally, there are specific things they can and cannot do.
If any of these conditions exist and you are faced with a wrongful eviction, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney experienced in real estate law. If you cannot afford an attorney, most local legal aid services will defend you against a wrongful eviction. Eviction laws vary from state to state and can be complicated, so it is not a good idea to try to defend yourself against an unscrupulous landlord. For more information, contact a professional like those at Bangs McCullen Butler Foye & Simmons LLP.
If you've recently moved into a new house and your neighbors are claiming you've infringed on their property line with your new fence, you may not know what to do. Sure, the idea of contacting a lawyer can be intimidating, but if your neighbors are insistent that you're on their property and you can't prove otherwise, an attorney may be the best choice. I created this site to help people just like you understand the laws surrounding property boundaries, real estate claims, and similar issues. I hope that the information here will give you some clarity as to whether or not you need to consult an attorney to protect your interests.