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Sometimes, tenant/landlord relationships move along smoothly, with no reasons for dispute or ire. The tenant pays rent on time, keep his or her space clean and well maintained and is respectful of property quiet hours. The landlord responds quickly to calls for help, whether they are maintenance requests or complaints about loud neighbours. Tenants or landlords living in this kind of idyllic, mutually beneficial relationship might be so content that they can’t imagine ever requiring tenancy legal services.
Unfortunately, not every tenant/landlord relationship functions as smoothly as the one described above. As a landlord, you might find yourself dealing with a tenant who is three weeks late on rent and dodging your questions or requests on the matter. As a tenant, you might find yourself up against an indolent landlord who won’t respond to any maintenance requests or a landlord who refuses to refund your residential bond after you move out.
The good news is that there are legal rules and protections in place to protect both landlords and tenants. Sitting down with a tenant lawyer to discuss your case will tell you what your rights are under these protections and how you should proceed to achieve the optimal outcome.
If you are looking for tenancy solicitors in Darwin, call Gabrielle Martin. Ms Martin is a barrister and solicitor with experience and knowledge in a variety of legal niches. Residential tenancy matters have been among Ms Martin’s core focuses throughout her career. If you are a tenant in dispute with a landlord (or vice versa), Ms Martin can help you formulate a plan for dealing with the situation.
The best path forward will depend on your case and the severity of the claims you are making. Many tenant/landlord disputes can be settled outside court, with both parties (and their lawyers) sitting down and negotiating an agreeable solution. In some cases, though, taking the case to court may be the only option. Perhaps the tenant caused thousands of dollars in damage to the landlord’s property before moving out, or maybe the landlord evicted the tenant without warning or explanation.
Regardless, whether your dispute can be settled through initial negotiations or must proceed to court, Gabrielle Martin can help. She will listen to your side of the story, review the documentation you have to prove your claims and help you evaluate your options.
If you are uncertain whether you want to take legal action against your tenant or landlord, you can still call Ms Martin. She is happy to share a confidential discussion about your situation. Should you choose to move forward with your case, Ms Martin will be ready to help you take the next steps.
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Tenant/landlord disputes can significantly impact the quality of your living situation. Don’t assume that you have to put up with what your tenant or landlord is doing. Instead, call Gabrielle Martin and engage her tenant legal services in Darwin. Ms Martin will fight for you and help you find your way towards a better living situation, whether that means a good faith negotiation with your tenant/landlord or the legal settlement you deserve. Schedule a consultation today.