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Beaumont Landlord-Tenant Lawyers

We Represent Both Landlords & Tenants When Disputes Occur

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The landlord-tenant relationship can be a friendly one or two strangers who do not interact much with each other except when needed. In either type of relationship, disputes can occur when something goes wrong with the arrangement.

Do I Have a Landlord-Tenant Case?

Generally speaking, one party does not have more “power” when a landlord-tenant dispute occurs. The landlord may own the property that the tenant is living in, but Texas law has many protections for tenants. Removing someone from their home is a serious act, and evicting a tenant is not something that is done lightly.

Ideally, a landlord-tenant dispute can be resolved without the tenant being evicted, although there are cases where an eviction is the best solution for everyone. Our landlord-tenant attorneys in Beaumont can represent either party in a dispute. As your legal counsel, we will fight aggressively to protect your best interests.

Get Beaumont landlord-tenant lawyer on your side. Contact Shelander Law Offices online or call (409) 204-0895 today!

When is a Lawyer Necessary?

Small arguments between landlords and tenants are not unusual in some cases, so how do you know when a situation has escalated to a point where a lawyer should get involved? There is no one definitive answer. Essentially, if you are a landlord or tenant who feels that one party is consistently taking advantage of your agreement and not upholding their share of the responsibilities, then you should meet with an attorney to discuss your options.

As a tenant, you may need a lawyer if:

  • You are being discriminated against
  • You are being evicted
  • Your landlord refuses to make maintenance or repairs that fall under their responsibility
  • Your landlord make promises that have gone unfulfilled
  • Your property was damaged
  • You were injured on the property
  • Your rent is being raised an unreasonable amount

A landlord will likely need an attorney if:

  • You need to evict a tenant
  • A tenant has damaged your property
  • A tenant is refusing to pay rent
  • A tenant has breached the terms of their lease
  • A tenant is making the property unsafe for other tenants
  • A tenant is demanding a return on a security deposit you have cause to keep

This is not an exhaustive list of the disputes that may warrant an attorney’s intervention. If you would like to consult with an experienced landlord-tenant attorney in Beaumont, call (409) 204-0895 today.

Our Attorneys

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    Tara Shelander


    Tara Shelander offers a lot of energy, diligence, and motivation to serve you, as our client. Tara has a background in business and entrepreneurship. She has experience litigating cases involving business practices, contempt of court, child support, child custodydivorce, and criminal cases.

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    Mel W. Shelander


    Mel W. Shelander has practiced law at the same location for over 35 years, successfully handling thousands of different kinds of cases for clients throughout Texas. As a lawyer, he is intentionally not board-certified in any one area of practice because he does not want to narrow his practice to one specific area. Not only can he help in family law matters, but also personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and landlord-tenant matters. As his client, you benefit from this ...
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    Colette Shelander


    Colette Shelander was born and raised in Beaumont. She is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014 and she obtained a Master’s Degree of Criminal Justice at Lamar University. She then attended law school in Charleston, South Carolina and returned right back to her hometown after graduation. She has the energy and drive to fight hard to get you what you deserve. She has served as an EMT so she performs well under pressure, and she will show the same compassion for you as she did ...

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