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Landlord files suit against former renter over contract dispute

There are hundreds of types of contracts that people in the Miami area enter into every day. It’s important to understand that these contracts are legally binding documents that are intended to hold people accountable for their actions. When someone attempts to break the guidelines of a contract they could be held accountable in court, and in turn be ordered to pay damages or restitution.

The owner of a home is suing a former tenant, who was renting the home, for breach of contract after the person allegedly broke the lease agreement before the expiration date. According to court papers, the landlord claims to have agreed to rent his home to another man for $1,700 a month for a three-year time period, which was supposed to expire at the end of July of 2015.

 However, according to the landlord, the tenant stopped paying his rent in June of 2013 after a justice of the peace forcefully evicted him. Now the landlord is suing the former tenant for breach of contract. He is seeking more than $40,000 in damages and interest for the unpaid rent for the remaining time on the contract.

When two people enter a legal agreement it’s important for them to understand all of the implications involved. If you find yourself in a business dispute of any kind, like a breach of contract, that has lead to a legal battle then maybe it’s time for you to seek out the help of a business litigation attorney who understands how to deal with these kinds of matters.

Source: The Louisiana Record “Landlord sues tenant for over $40K after breach of contract forced eviction,” Kyle Barnett, Jan. 24, 2013

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