Here are some examples of how to negotiate a resolution with your landlord to avoid going to court.
- If your rent is late and you can’t pay in full at this time, you can ask if your landlord is open to a payment plan.
- If you’ve caused property damage, you can apologize and repair it on your own to show good faith.
- If your landlord claims you have broken other terms of the lease (such as having pets or subletting in violation of the lease), you can reach out to the landlord and discuss your plans for remedying the situation.
- If you believe your landlord has violated the lease or provincial law, you can try to discuss the situation in a calm manner and propose a resolution that works for both parties.
If you’re unable to resolve the situation on your own, having a lawyer write a letter or make a call on your behalf can save both parties the extra time, stress and expense associated with going to court.
When you have a personal plan from LegalShield, your lawyer can provide unlimited consultation and advice, review your lease agreement and even contact your landlord to negotiate a settlement, all for only $29.95 per month.