Providing Legal Help to Tenants Including Answers to Questions Such As:
When Can My Rent Be Deemed Late?
Rent Is Late If Not Paid On the Due Date. Even One Day Late Is Late!
A Helpful Guide on How to Know If, and What to Do When, a Landlord May Be Violating the Rights of a Tenant
To a tenant, your rental dwelling is 'your home'. Of course, 'home' means something unique to everyone and these special feelings are recognized. With this said, Sarah Teal Legal Services also recognizes that impartial empathy is often necessary to remain focused upon the legal issues and to remain an objective advisor and negotiator. Sarah Teal Legal Services helps tenants to resolve disputes by first reviewing the facts and issues and then by working to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. If resolution is evasive, Sarah Teal Legal Services can prepare the required Landlord Tenant Board forms and advocate at Landlord Tenant Board hearings.
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Certain events, such as a major fire, flood or serious water damage, tornado or windstorm, or other unforeseen circumstances, including changes in law, may...Learn More
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There are four opportunities to resolve the eviction for rent arrears process prior to the actual eviction of a tenant.Learn More