SMGG’s attorneys have decades of success with residential and commercial leasing transactions and we know that even with the most carefully drafted leases, misunderstandings and conflicts can and do arise. Our landlord/tenant attorneys successfully protect property owners and landlords throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.  We also assist commercial tenants with defense of lease disputes and evictions.

Disputes between landlords and tenants in Pennsylvania are heavily regulated by local, state and federal law.  The knowledge of and compliance with those laws is crucial.  SMGG’s Real Estate Group is very familiar with the intricacies of the Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Act of 1951, HUD Regulations and the Fair Housing Act and we have a solid understanding of the additional procedural requirements for evictions with subsidized housing which is necessary for successful eviction of problem tenants.

We can assist with:

  • Interpretation and enforcement of leases.
  • Representation in commercial eviction proceedings, including actions to confess judgment and the execution thereof (or in the defense of these types of claims).
  • Advocacy in local and state court for residential evictions.
  • Guidance for landlords in fair housing claims related to federal discrimination laws.
  • Counsel regarding the rights and responsibilities related to a habitable property, the right to quiet enjoyment, the use and return of security deposits, and a party’s right to terminate for a violation of the leasing agreement.

When a dispute arises between landlord and tenant, it can seriously and permanently impact both parties. Our Real Estate group is ready to provide you with guidance to resolve your conflict efficiently and expeditiously.  If the need for litigation arise, we will aggressively represent you and help to protect your interests.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Tague.