Property and Landlord-Tenant Disputes
JLGI provides comprehensive legal assistance to owner of single-and multi-family residential dwellings and commercial properties, as well as property management companies and home-owner associations. JLGI first established its landlord-tenant practice in Washington, D.C., but soon became recognized as one of the premier landlord and tenant practice groups in the Washington metropolitan area. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Vermont and are well acquainted with the local laws enforced by the various government agencies. In Vermont, the firm is an authorized closing agent for Stewart Title.JLGI attorneys handle a wide variety of legal issues typically encountered by property owners, including lease drafting and negotiations, purchase and sale agreements and closings, complex breach of lease actions, title disputes, holdover suits, zoning issues, easements and boundary disputes, housing code violation complaints, nuisance properties, tenant bankruptcy filings, as well as discrimination complaints before federal, state and local housing and human rights commissions and agencies. Because landlord-tenant laws can be cumbersome and overly complex, JLGI provides training seminars in relevant laws and procedures to help clients manage properties effectively and productively. JLGI stays abreast of developments and issues of interest in the industry through connections with various property management associations, but also is an advocate for tenants facing a variety of property related matters, such as mold infestation or the right of quiet use and enjoyment under tenancy agreements. As a leader in commercial and residential tenant advocacy, JLGI provides lease review and revision, advising on best practices to avoid future problems, and keeping clients informed of legal developments in landlord-tenant law even after a case has ended.