Eviction Attorney – When Should A Landlord Hire One And How?

As a landlord managing some of your properties, it is likely that you find it difficult to find new tenants and evict your existing ones. Usually the process of eviction of a tenant happens with just talks. As a landlord it is your fundamental right to rent your property for profit purpose. You may run this as a business as well as make this a profitable venture with home rentals.

As in any business, you are also subject to legal obligations for your home rental. Some aspects can be legally complied as per normal understanding. But there are some issues that need a professional intervention of an eviction attorney. Let’s find out the options where you may need to think about hiring an eviction lawyer for fighting your side.

You want to evict a tenant:

If you are logically abiding by detailed rules for rent options, notifying the tenant in advance, and file the right forms and agreement papers, evicting a tenant takes much less time as compared to other forms of civil cases. You must know that the situations and conditions of eviction may be set at a high level and ruling may go in favor of the tenants, especially when

5 Questions You Have to Ask Your Lawyer

Quality legal representation in any court is very important and in the end, it will determine if you will get a fair hearing or not. Finding a quality lawyer is not that difficult, but with the massive number of law firms available, you may want to take a step back and analyze your options very carefully before settling on a lawyer. The following are 5 questions that can help you consider a lawyer before assigning them your case:

1. How Long Have You Been Practicing?

Experience is one of the most important factors to consider when picking a lawyer. The last thing you want is an amateur handling your case. With this in mind, knowing how long a lawyer has been practicing is very important. Preferably, you should go for an attorney that has been practicing for at least five years.

2. Have You Ever Represented A Case Similar To Mine?

It is also vital to know that the lawyer you have chosen has enough expertise to meet the demands of your case. Although sometimes it may be a little difficult to find a lawyer who has handled your type of case before, it is always a big advantage if you can.

3. How Long

How Long Is a Fire Risk Assessment Valid for?

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, there is no definitive answer and it all depends on the type of building/premises you occupy, construction of the building, who carried out the last fire risk assessment (e.g. their competence/qualifications), whether there have been any significant changes since the last fire assessment among many more factors.

The single purpose of a fire risk assessment is to identify any risks within your building and then aim to reduce, remove or eliminate that risk to acceptable levels. It is then your responsibility to carry out the findings of a fire risk assessment which you will find in the action plan and keep on top of the maintenance of your fire protection systems such as the fire alarm and emergency lighting systems by completing your fire logbook on a regular basis.

For most buildings, we would recommend that a competent person reviews your fire risk assessment at least every twelve months as a minimum to ensure any shortcomings are identified and put right on a regular basis and there may have been other changes to your building (for example a multi occupied building), that you are not aware of that could have an impact on the

Considerations To Make When Choosing A Conveyancing Firm

Selling and buying property can be challenging, especially if you do not use a competent conveyance attorney to help you with the process. There are however so many conveyancing firms that offer services that can make the process pleasant and smooth for you and you can hire an attorney with ease. However, even with the many firms offering the conveyance services, you must ensure that the firm you choose has what it takes to offer you excellent results.

The cost

It is important but should never compromise the quality of services that you get from your lawyer. When thinking about the cost of service, strive to get value for the money you spend. Conveyancing costs vary from one firm to another, depending on the value of the property and the amount of work the process requires. It is also important to remember that some conveyancers charge additional charges referred to as disbursements. It should be a good idea to find out upfront what the charges will be before agreeing to the services. It is much better when you work with an estimate.

Your security

Remember that the firm’s lawyers will be working on your behalf in the sensitive property matter and you

New 2016 California Mold Law

The 2016 California mold law, SB 655 applies to hotels, motels, apartment houses & dwellings (including houses and homes) regardless of date of construction. Non-dwellings are excluded from SB 655.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) had determined that the presence of water dampness, visible mold, or mold odor in schools, workplaces, residences, & other environments is unhealthy. It recommends addressing water damage, dampness, visible mold, and mold odor by (a) identifying and correcting the source of water that may allow microbial growth or contribute to other problems, (b) the rapid drying or removal of damp materials, and (c) the cleaning or removal of mold and moldy materials as rapidly and safely as possible. These guidelines are similar to to EPA and CDC guidelines regarding mold conditions and corrections. Using bleach to clean up mold or simply painting over the problem are not solutions to visible mold conditions in an indoor environment.

SB 655 provides guidance to local code enforcement and other public health officers that mold growth is a health and safety concern when it endangers the life, limb, health, property, safety, or welfare of the public or the building’s occupants. A Health officer or code enforcement officer must