Debt Collection Law Firm
One of the most common disputes between landlords and tenants is late rent. While sometimes tenants may just forget, other times it can be a case of malicious intent. Regardless, it is irresponsible and a breach of contract. When a tenant does fail to pay rent on time, landlords can take steps to help them with the recovery of the late payment. If you do have a tenant that does not pay rent on time, it will become necessary to take legal action.
At Gilliam & Mikula, we can assist you with all issues arising from residential and commercial leases. If you own or operate residential or commercial real estate, choose the attorneys with over four decades of combined experience. Whether collecting delinquent rent, evicting a non-paying tenant, or funds to cover damage caused to your property, our attorneys are ready and willing to fight for your rights as the property owner.
The attorneys at Gilliam & Mikula have experience with the applicable statutes and laws which impact your rights. Whether it involves The Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act, unlawful detainers, required notices or issues related to mold, or property damages, we are prepared to navigate the complexities of the Landlord-Tenant relationship on your behalf.
Gilliam & Mikula offers experience, and proven results for the property owner.
What should I do if my tenant has stopped paying rent?
If your tenant stops paying rent, you must give them a notice called a 5 Day Pay or Quit. This informs the tenant of the default and how much they owe to bring the lease current. This includes past due rent, late fees, damages, and possibly attorney fees.
Why should I hire an attorney instead of doing it myself?
Landlord Tenant law can be confusing, and it is getting more complicated. If you make a mistake anywhere in the process you may have to start over. This will significantly increase the time it takes to have the delinquent tenant removed from your property. There are a number of steps which must be taken before the tenant can be “evicted.” Using an attorney familiar with landlord tenant law will ensure a faster and more efficient process.
Why choose Gilliam & Mikula?
Gilliam & Mikula takes pride in approaching and analyzing the specific legal needs of all our clients. Whether personal or business, we will help explore all viable legal strategies. The attorneys at Gilliam & Mikula are here to smoothly guide you through the “legal maze” and ensure that you achieve the most favorable outcome.
Gilliam & Mikula represents individuals and businesses in landlord tenant disputes in General District Courts and Circuit Courts of Central and Northern Virginia including, but not limited to, Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Fairfax, Manassas and surrounding areas.
Our Mission Statement: To provide our clients with outstanding and aggressive legal representation.