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Landlord and Tenant
     

Landlord and Tenant

by Steven D. Strauss
 

Know your legal rights without spending a fortune in legal fees; get the advice of an expert for the cost of a book.
It happens to everyone. You need legal help, but you have no idea what you're getting into or where to begin. The thought of hiring a personal attorney-and shelling out outrageous amounts of money in hourly legal fees-makes you cringe. Isn't there

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Know your legal rights without spending a fortune in legal fees; get the advice of an expert for the cost of a book.
It happens to everyone. You need legal help, but you have no idea what you're getting into or where to begin. The thought of hiring a personal attorney-and shelling out outrageous amounts of money in hourly legal fees-makes you cringe. Isn't there a better way?
The Ask a Lawyer series arms you with practical, usable advice about common legal situations, answering your questions and familiarizing you with legal procedure before you ever set foot in a lawyer's office. Each book walks you through simple explanations of the law, legal definitions, tips, and sample scenarios, describing what will happen and what your options are. In some cases, these books can keep you from spending money on a lawyer you really never needed.
Whether you ultimately decide to handle the matter by yourself or use an attorney's assistance for the completion of your plans, these books can easily save you thousands of dollars in the process.
Do you feel harassed by your landlord? Does your tenant never pay the rent on time? The problems that can arise in a landlord-tenant relationship may end up costing serious money if not handled properly and sensibly. This book covers the rights, responsibilities, and duties of both parties; the best ways of dealing with your landlord or tenant and coming up with reasonable solutions; what a tenant should look for in an apartment and a lease; how to evict a tenant or avoid eviction; and how to get out of a lease.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The "Ask a Lawyer" series is designed to provide "the advice of an attorney at a fraction of the cost." Practicing California attorney Strauss organizes his material well, with important legal concepts at the end of each chapter, a glossary of terms highlighted in the text, and a comprehensive index. Although these books certainly provide a decent overview of legal issues, readers should be cautioned that law varies significantly from state to state, that tax laws have been drastically revised since the divorce volume was written, and that the author frequently oversimplifies for the sake of efficiency. For example, while endorsing mediation as a constructive process, he has a highly particular view of the mediator as a professional "prodding, cajoling, pulling and sometimes yanking the parties toward settlement," effectively dismissing the thousands of mediators who strive conscientiously to facilitate discussion but leave the decision-making process up to the parties themselves. To be used with caution in larger public libraries.--Julie Denny, Alliance for Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Inc., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393317305
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/1998
Series:
Ask a Lawyer Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Steven D. Strauss is an attorney practicing in Sacramento, California.

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