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Landlord Law

Bilodeau Capalbo understands that being a landlord can often be a challenging position. We are here to provide legal assistance and advice to landlords dealing with difficult situations. Our team of experienced Rhode Island landlord attorneys can help protect your rights and your property.

We are experienced in providing legal assistance to landlords who own both residential and commercial properties. We understand that a good landlord-tenant relationship is crucial to the success of your rental business, but there can be times when disputes arise, and legal intervention becomes necessary.

Whether your tenant has consistently missed rent payments, violated the terms of their lease, or has taken legal action against you, we can provide you with the legal representation you need. We will work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and that your interests are served.

We have significant experience in a range of landlord-tenant disputes, including but not limited to:

  1. Evictions
  2. Lease violations
  3. Non-payment of rent
  4. Security deposit disputes
  5. Property damage claims
  6. Lease drafting and review
  7. Lease negotiation

We understand the value of a strong layer of legal protection between you and your tenants, and we are committed to providing this for our clients. We strive to provide efficient, effective, and practical legal solutions tailored to the specific needs and objectives of our clients.

Remember, it's crucial to consult with an attorney before taking any actions that could potentially infringe upon the rights of your tenants. Understanding your rights and obligations as a landlord can help you avoid costly legal disputes down the line. Bilodeau Capalbo's team of Rhode Island landlord attorneys are here to guide you through these challenges.

If you are a landlord in Rhode Island in need of legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Bilodeau Capalbo 401-300-4055. We are ready to fight for your rights and protect your interests.

Bilodeau Capalbo’ Lawyers Protect Rhode Island Landlords

At Bilodeau Capalbo, we believe that knowledge is power. It's our mission to arm our landlord clients with the information they need to protect their interests and navigate the complex world of landlord-tenant law in Rhode Island.

Our team of experienced attorneys work diligently to ensure that our clients understand the legal requirements and obligations that come with being a landlord in Rhode Island. We take the time to explain the intricacies of the law, enabling our clients to avoid common pitfalls and potential legal disputes.

Key areas we address include:

Lease Agreements: We assist in drafting and reviewing lease agreements to ensure they comply with Rhode Island law and protect the landlord's rights and interests.

Eviction Procedures: Understanding the correct procedures for eviction is crucial to avoid potential legal issues. We guide landlords through this process, ensuring they comply with all necessary legal requirements.

Security Deposits: We advise landlords on how to properly handle security deposits in accordance with Rhode Island law, helping to avoid disputes and potential penalties.

Property Maintenance: We inform landlords about their obligations regarding property maintenance, ensuring they meet state and local housing codes.

Discrimination Laws: We educate landlords on federal and Rhode Island anti-discrimination laws, helping to avoid potential legal issues related to tenant selection.

Privacy Rights: We help landlords understand their tenants' rights to privacy, and the circumstances under which a landlord can legally enter a rented property.

At Bilodeau Capalbo, we understand that being a landlord is not just a role, but a business. That's why we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate legal issues efficiently and effectively, with the goal of minimizing disputes and maximizing return on investment.

From the initial stages of preparing legal documents and procedures, through to the final stages of a property purchase or rental agreement, Bilodeau Capalbo is here to provide the legal support and guidance you need. Trust us to protect your rights as a Rhode Island landlord. Contact us today for a consultation.

Reasons a Rhode Island Landlord Lawyer Can Help to Evict Tenants

House Keys In Rhode Island, landlords have the right to evict a tenant under several circumstances. However, it's crucial to understand that eviction must always be done legally, following the correct procedures and guidelines. Bilodeau Capalbo's team of experienced landlord lawyers can guide you through this process, ensuring that all actions taken are in compliance with Rhode Island law.

Some common reasons for eviction include:

Non-Payment of Rent: If a tenant fails to pay rent on time, landlords have the right to serve them with a notice and proceed with eviction if the rent is not paid within a specific timeframe.

Violation of Lease Terms: If a tenant violates any terms of the lease agreement – for example, keeping pets when the lease prohibits them – the landlord can initiate eviction proceedings. It's crucial to have a well-drafted lease that clearly outlines tenant obligations.

Damage to Property: If a tenant causes significant damage to the property beyond normal wear and tear, the landlord can evict the tenant. In such cases, landlords may also have the right to keep the security deposit to cover the cost of repairs.

Overstaying Lease: If a tenant remains in the property after the lease term has ended and hasn't left after receiving a notice to vacate, the landlord can proceed with eviction.

However, it's important to remember that landlords cannot forcibly remove tenants themselves. They must follow the legal process, which involves serving the tenant with a proper notice, filing an eviction lawsuit, and obtaining a court order. Self-help eviction methods, such as changing locks or shutting off utilities, can result in legal penalties.

Additionally, landlords cannot evict tenants for discriminatory reasons or in retaliation for the tenant exercising a legal right, like reporting housing code violations.

If you're a landlord facing issues with a tenant, it's crucial to seek legal counsel to ensure you're acting within the law. Our attorneys at Bilodeau Capalbo are well-versed in Rhode Island landlord-tenant law and can provide the necessary guidance and representation. Contact us today for a consultation.

Hire Bilodeau Capalbo as your Rhode Island landlord attorney. Contact a Bilodeau Capalbo real estate law attorney at 401-300-4055.

Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC’s Rhode Island Landlord Law Attorneys represent clients in Woonsocket, Burrillville, Chepachet, Smithfield, Scituate, Coventry, West Greenwich, Exeter, North Kingstown, East Greenwich, Warwick, Cranston, Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, East Providence, Warren, Bristol, Barrington, Little Compton, Tiverton, Middletown, Portsmouth, Newport, South Kingstown, Charlestown, Hopkinton, Ashaway, Richmond, Narragansett, New Shoreham, West Warwick, Cumberland, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence and Westerly

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