✓ Learn how to negotiate with your landlord
✓ Understand the steps to take when you receive an eviction notice
✓ Get access to an entire, local provider law
✓ Lawyers average 22 years of experience
✓ All this comes included in our Personal and Family Legal Plan at $29.95/month
✓ Get Advice & Consultation on an Unlimited Number of Personal Legal Matters, Contract Review for personal legal documents up to 15 pages, Letters & Calls on your behalf and more in addition to Renters’ Rights
How it works
Don’t let your landlord trample on your rights. We have legal help for renters:
1. Advice & consultation
The first step is providing you with the advice and consultation you need to understand your rights. We’ll evaluate your situation and give you an idea of what to expect going forward.
This is also an opportunity where you can ask questions about your best course of action moving forward.
2. Represent you in court
Rental disputes can be messy and head to court. Luckily, we give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have an experienced legal team on your side. You shouldn’t have to face your landlord alone—let us help you.
3. Review documents & contracts
There are laws in place to protect renters from unfair treatment. Unfortunately, not all landlords follow these laws—but we can help you fully understand your rights when they don’t.
We’ll work with you to ensure that your landlord is complying with all local, state, and federal laws, such as fairly negotiating rent increases. We’ll also help you file a complaint if need be.
One of the most important things a renters’ rights lawyer can do is review your current documents. This includes your lease, rental application, and any other relevant paperwork. We’ll review these documents to make sure that they’re fair and legal.
4. Draft documents & contracts
In some cases, it may be necessary to draft new documents or contracts. For example, if your landlord is trying to evict you without cause, an emergency lawyer can help you draft a document that clearly states your rights.
We’ll also help you draft any new documents or agreements that may be needed. These documents will protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly.
For out-of-state legal matters and specific areas of law, your business is entitled to three 30-minute phone consultations per year with an experienced Provider Law Firm. Further services required beyond the telephone consultation will be provided at a discounted rate of 10% – 25% from the provider lawyer’s standard hourly rate.
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Meet your lawyers
LegalShield has a network of dedicated law firms across the U.S. and Canada made up of seasoned lawyers with an average of 22 years of experience. Our provider law firms provide legal protection to millions of members any time they need it, even in covered emergency situations, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Krizia Verplancke of provider firm Davis, Miles, McGuire, Gardner has been serving LegalShield members since 2017.
Spencer Tadashi Schiefer of provider firm Davis, Miles, McGuire, Gardner has been serving LegalShield members since 2011.
Michael E. Medina Jr. of provider firm Davis, Miles, McGuire, Gardner has been serving LegalShield members since 1993.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
How much does a renters' rights lawyer cost?
Many lawyers who specialize in renters’ rights offer their services for a free initial consultation. After that, they may charge an hourly rate or a flat fee. The advantage to working with a LegalShield provider lawyer is that most renter issues are included in the low monthly subscription rate of under $1 a day. You can view our LegalShield personal plan FAQs for more information about our pricing.
When should I hire a renters' rights lawyer?
If you’re facing eviction or have already been evicted, or your lease has been violated by your landlord, you should hire a lawyer as soon as possible. This is one of the most common landlord-tenant disputes. If you are not sure whether you have a case, you can still consult with a lawyer to get their professional opinion.
What are a renters' rights when property is sold?
When a property is sold, the new landlord must honor the terms of your current lease. They can’t raise your rent or change any other terms of your lease without giving you proper notice. If you have a year-long lease, the new landlord must honor that lease. However, if you have a month-to-month lease, the new landlord can give you 30 days’ notice to vacate the premises.
What rights do renters have with foreclosures?
Renters have the right to stay in their homes until the end of their lease, even if the property is foreclosed on. However, if the new owner wants to live on the property, they can give you a 90-day notice to vacate. If you have any questions about your rights as a renter, you should consult with a renters’ rights lawyer.