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Simple Solutions to Problems With Your Landlord

Friction in the relationship between landlords and tenants can cause small disagreements, large legal disputes and financial frustration that make day-to-day living difficult.   

For as little as $24.95 per month, you can get legal advice to prevent problems in the first place or have your attorney write letters and make phone calls to resolve stressful situations with your landlord.

Every Part of Leasing Law is Covered

Your legal plan allows you to contact your attorney to get legal advice and support with any area of tenant law.

Signing a Lease

Negotiating a fair deal
Protecting your rights
Understanding your obligations
Preventing problems

Breaking a Lease

Unsafe living conditions
Financial hardship
Subletting and lease assignment
Violation of state law

Financial Disputes

Late fees
Small claims court
Working with an Attorney Can Force Your Landlord to Treat You Fairly
Plans Start at Only $24.95 Per Month

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Prevent Problems by Working With a Tenant Lawyer

Lease documents often contain confusing legal mumbo jumbo. If you’re about to sign a lease, it’s important to make sure the document is fair and that you negotiate a good deal. Having a leasing attorney review the document before you sign it is an important step in protecting your rights as a tenant.

Making sure the lease agreement you are about to sign not only protects your rights but also follows the laws in your state is an important part of preventing common legal and financial problems down the road.

There is no need to stress and guess. LegalShield offers tenants a way to get the legal advice they need to negotiate from a position of power, for a price they can easily afford.

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Use an Attorney to Get Your Landlord to Meet Your Demands

If your landlord is not providing a safe living environment or otherwise not meeting their responsibilities under your lease and your requests for a resolution have fallen on deaf ears, you may feel a sense of frustration and desperation.

Also, if your landlord is unjustly claiming that you owe them penalties, threatening eviction or withholding your security deposit for no good reason, it may be time to get a tenant lawyer involved.

With LegalShield, your attorney can write letters or make phone calls on your behalf and the authority carried by communication from a law firm may be the only thing that gets your landlord to stop harassing you or to return money you’re owed.

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Have an Attorney Help You Win Your Court Case

If matters have escalated to the point where filing a lawsuit is necessary, you don’t want to go before the judge on your own. Landlord/tenant law can be confusing and making sound legal arguments when you’re emotional is never a good option. Also, if your landlord has been at this a long time, they likely know the law better than you do.

If you're a renter who’s been treated unfairly and you’re thinking about filing a lawsuit or you’ve been sued by your landlord, having a landlord/tenant lawyer represent you in court greatly increases your chances of a successful outcome.

Should your attorney be unable to help you settle the dispute before heading to court, rest easy knowing that all LegalShield plans include benefits you can use to save a ton of money on attorney representation.

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[My LegalShield Attorney] gave me legal advice after reading a contract my landlord gave me. He guided me through the process of negotiations and after two follow up calls, my situation was resolved favorably in my best interest. I'd recommend LegalShield and especially this firm to all my friends and family. Thank you, because without LegalShield I would have signed a contract without knowing or understanding my rights.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after I join can I use the plan?

You can use your plan as soon as your membership application is reviewed and your account is set up. The review process takes 12 - 24 hours (or less) from the moment you purchase your plan (on regular business days). Once accepted, you can be in contact with an attorney in 4 hours or less and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.

What are my chances of winning my dispute/case against my landlord?

One of the two most valuable and commonly used benefits of a LegalShield plan is the ability to get unlimited legal advice and to have your attorney review documents. If you’re having a landlord/tenant dispute, simply contact LegalShield and your attorney can review your lease agreement or any other relevant documents (up to 15 pages each) and provide advice. Once they have all the information, your attorney can help you understand your rights and your chances of getting your demands met. Also, if you have a winning argument, your attorney can take action on your behalf to get the other side to resolve the issue in your favor.

How much can I save with a membership?

The average attorney in the US charges between $150 - $400 per hour. If you use your membership for even just a few hours a year you could easily save over $1000. If you have a bunch of small legal issues or one rather complicated issue, you can easily save multiple thousands of dollars over hiring an attorney directly. Not to mention the stress you’ll save by having an attorney on call instead of trying to handle legal issues yourself. Also, the attorneys in our network often help our members recover thousands of dollars of damages or avoid thousands of dollars in fees over what they would have experienced had they tried to resolve the legal issue themselves. Obviously every member and usage situation is different, but when used correctly, your membership can easily save significant amounts of money. Not to mention savings from our member perks.

Who is covered under the Personal Plan?

Our Personal Plan is really a family plan. You, your spouse or partner and your dependents living at home are covered under one membership.

There is more information about this on the Personal Plan Coverage & Pricing Page.

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Family Plans Start at Only $24.95 Per Month