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Landlord and Tenant Law: Definition and Attorneys


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The area of landlord and tenant law involves the rights, responsibilities and obligations of tenants and landlords. Because there are many applications of these laws, eviction attorneys are often involved in cases where rights and responsibilities need to be defended. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service has a landlord and tenant attorney panel that is dedicated to helping San Diego residents.

While landlord and tenant law is a statement, it is also an association between individuals arising from an agreement by which one individual occupies the other's real property subject to a rental fee. The owner is a landlord and the tenant is the person who rents or leases the property. An attorney can clarify this relationship in legal terms; and, in the case of an eviction, attorneys can work on behalf of either the landlord or tenant to protect the rights as well as the properties.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in the following articles on various subject areas of law is to aid your general understanding of these issues only.  This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be depended upon for that purpose. 

The Courts, sometimes referred to in these articles, may change procedures, available services, hours of operation, availability of classes, etc., at any time.  Additionally, laws are constantly changing and may at any time render the information in these articles obsolete.  For legal advice please consult and hire an attorney from LRIS.