Landlord and Tenant Law

Hartford County Landlord and Tenant Attorneys

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Protecting the interests of property owners in CT

The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman is an experienced Hartford County landlord-tenant law firm. We represent landlords as they work to resolve difficult legal disputes with tenants. Due to our 3 decades of experience, we are often able to anticipate the likely outcome of particular circumstances. To save clients time and money, we offer candid advice. When we feel that our services are not necessary or legal action is not prudent, we are open with our clients about our concerns. Our philosophy of putting clients first has enabled our firm to thrive and prosper. It is not always necessary to litigate your disputes, especially when there are other, less expensive means of finding a satisfactory solution. Our goal is to assist our clients in getting the best results in the most fiscally responsible manner, but we will never avoid litigation when it is necessary.

Our legal services

We do not shy away from difficult cases, including matters involving security deposits, summary process actions, litigation, collections and/or habitability concerns. In fact, many other law firms refer cases to us that involve heated disputes or highly complex issues. Our firm handles all landlord-tenant legal issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Evictions/unlawful detainers
  • Security deposit disputes
  • Landlord-tenant litigation on behalf of landlords
  • Negotiation & drafting of legally sound lease agreements
  • Summary process actions
  • collections
  • habitability

In addition to strong motion practice and a history of litigation success, our firm also handles landlord appellate needs. Our appellate work emphasizes our understanding of the law, persuasive advocacy skills, and experience. If you need quality legal services, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a consultation today.

Responsibilities of landlords

Under Connecticut law, both landlords and tenants have rights and responsibilities. For example, landlords are generally responsible for normal wear and tear of the apartment or leased property, as well as:

  • Cleaning the apartment prior to the tenant moving in
  • Cleaning the common areas
  • Keeping the hallways and entryways well-lit
  • Ensuring heating and plumbing are properly working

We assist landlords by drafting a thorough, fair and meticulously written lease agreement. We firmly believe that by providing landlords with a thorough lease agreement, we can protect our clients to the greatest extent possible in the event that a dispute arises with their tenants. We also assure that our clients understand and abide by the law regarding the handling of security deposits.

Responsibilities of tenants

While landlords must provide a rental unit as described in the lease, tenants have their own responsibilities, including:

  • Paying the rent on time
  • Keeping the apartment clean and in good condition
  • Keeping noise levels down
  • Giving notice of repairs needed
  • Repairing or paying for damage
  • Giving the landlord permission to enter the apartment at reasonable times, with advance notice, to inspect or make necessary repairs
  • Giving notice when intending to move out

When a tenant disregards their obligation to the landlord or property, it could be cause for legal action on behalf of the property owner. It is important to protect one’s investment and fight for one’s rights as landlords.

Contact experienced representation for landlords in Connecticut

To speak to a lawyer at The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman about a landlord-tenant matter, contact our law firm for a free initial consultation.