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Can you solve disputes with tenants outside of court?

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2020 | Real Estate Litigation

In California, tenants and landlords across the board must have a working relationship. It is important for both parties to coexist in peace. Unfortunately, as humans, disputes are an inevitable part of life.

But because you have a dispute with a tenant, that does not mean you must take it to court right away. Today we will look at some alternative dispute resolution methods. You may find one of them useful in solving your own disputes.

Deciding if you can avoid litigation

It is important to note first that some situations do need litigation. Sometimes an argument becomes too vitriolic. Sometimes a tenant refuses to budge or even becomes aggressive. In situations where this happens, you may have no choice but to take them to court. Preparing for this possibility can help.

Utilizing mediation tactics

In other cases, you can settle matters through communication. Sometimes but rarely, parties in conflict are able to come together and talk things out on their own. If that fails, it does not mean you are out of options. You can bring on a third party mediator to help. Mediators are not judges and do not have the binding power of a court. But they can help parties reach agreeable conclusions without judge involvement. They facilitate safe and healthy discussion and help defuse tense situations.

If you want to read more about disputes between landlords and tenants, visit our linked webpage. It discusses landlord-tenant disputes. This includes how these disputes happen and what you can do to combat them. You can use knowledge learned to prevent other disputes from happening in the future.