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Landlord Responsibilities and Tenant Law Basics for Paralegals

Learn how to properly handle landlord-tenant matters as a paralegal.

In many instances, paralegals who handle landlord-tenant matters do not understand the interplay between the statutes, common law and the unique circumstances involved in the landlord-tenant matter they are handling that is in front of them. This topic will highlight and demonstrate how an understanding of the fit of these items will maximize the paralegal's ability to handle landlord-tenant matters.

Runtime: 87 minutes
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Agenda

Landlord-Tenant Relationships and Interplay

  • Commercial
  • Residential (Private)
  • Residential (Public or Subsidized Housing)

The Bread and Butter Issues That a Landlord-Tenant Paralegal Must Be Able to Handle

  • Preparing and Handling Notices to a Tenant
  • Preparing and Defending Eviction Actions
  • Preparing and Defending/Attacking Non-Eviction Issues (Including Personal Injury Claims)

Preparing and Handling Notices to a Tenant

  • Rental Agreement Termination Notices (Excluding Eviction Notices)
  • Eviction Notices
  • Notices to Remove Belongings, of a Claim on a Security Deposit, etc.

Preparing and Defending Eviction Actions

  • Using the Correct Form(s) and Serving the Proper Person(s) in the Proper Manner
  • Having the Proper Witnesses Ready to Testify

Preparing and Defending/Attacking Non-Eviction Issues (Claims for Personal Injury, etc.)

  • Documenting What the Landlord Did, What the Tenant Did and "Where's the Beef"
  • Making Sure That All of the Key Facts Are on the Table for Considering Possible Outcomes
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This course was last revised on April 17, 2020.

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  • NALA 1.45
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.45 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight

de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP

  • Partner in the law firm of de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP; DKLawgroup.com is a law firm with approximately 60 attorneys and 4 offices located throughout Florida
  • Has practiced law for over 39 years and is board certified as a civil litigation both nationally and state (Florida)
  • Over the course of his practice he has represented landlords of all shapes and sizes including large corporate property managers/owners and individual landlords
  • His representation has included both litigation and preventive pre-litigation involving lease drafting, notices and related strategy
  • Lectured for the State of Florida, Division of Hospitality on residential landlord-tenant matters
  • J.D. degree, Stetson College of Law
  • Can be contacted at 407-992-3537 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 407269
Published 2020
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