Landlord Tenant Matters are a Big Part of Our Real Estate Practice
Since our founding over 35 years ago, McFerran Law has been providing outstanding representation to landlords and tenants at all three stages of attorney involvement: (1) negotiations; (2) drafting of lease agreements, and (3) to litigate enforcement of leases in formal litigation proceedings should that need ultimately arrive.
As regards residential lease matters, we do not represent tenants in our practice. We only represent landlords. Our office is happy to provide you a referral to a firm that may assist you. We represent a number of large management companies and, many times such representation creates a conflict of interest for our firm. In the commercial arena, we represent both landlords and tenants without any limitation.
Our lease attorneys are well equipped and experienced in both residential and commercial lease matters. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our practice in the residential area far more complicated. Our attorneys have kept up to date with the constant changes in landlord tenant rules and regulations that have applied, in many cases, differently in different areas of the state.
Drafting Leases is an Important Area of Our Practice as Well
Over our firm’s long existence, we have focused on actions we can take to assist our clients, be the landlords or tenants, to avoid litigation in the future. Well planned and designed lease negotiations, paired with well drafted lease documentation provides our clients the legal confidence that should occasions occur in the future that our attorneys have taken the greatest of care and give our clients A strong legal basis to enforce those agreements.
Our lease attorneys at McFerran Law are constantly reviewing new cases coming down from local, regional and federal courts that give them insight to prepare agreements that can best protect our client’s legal rights.
Some of Those Real Estate Documents We Draft Include:
- Residential Lease Agreements
- Residential Month-To-Month Agreements
- Brokerage Commission Agreements: Residential
- Lease/Option Agreements
- Equipment Lease Agreements
- Commercial Lease Agreements
- Commercial Month-To-Month Rental Agreements
- Brokerage Commission Agreements: Commercial
- Lease/Purchase Agreements
- Property Management Agreements
Examples of Firm’s Lease Counseling and Negotiations
McFerran Law has so many varied areas of landlord tenant counseling and negotiations that it could go on for pages.
A Few Examples of our Firm’s Involvement Include:
- Negotiate Early Termination of Commercial Leases
- Property Management Forms: Development and Drafting
- Negotiate and Enforce Breaches by Tenants
- Enforce Repair and Maintenance provisions in Commercial Leases
- Negotiate and Draft Office Leases
- Negotiate and Draft Commercial Leases
- Negotiate Rights of First Refusal in a Lease
We Even Offer Classes on Landlord/Tenant Matters
Since its founding over 35 years ago, our law firm has been known in the legal market place where legal professionals including:
- Real Estate Agents
- Mortgage Brokers
- Financial Planners
These parties, as well as anyone in the community, may take classes on a variety of topics and obtain continuing legal education credits for attending such classes. The name of our school, aptly, is “McFerran University” and some of the classes include:
- Landlord Tenant issues
- 1031 Exchanges
- Title Insurance issues
- Marketing Techniques
- Broker Representation Matter
- Business Entity Formation
- Estate Planning
- Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Reverse Mortgages
Our clients are also welcome to attend any of our classes. They are offered live on line and you can reserve a spot at our next live class by clicking on to:
www.McFerranlaw.com or by calling 253-284-3880 to register. Classes are typically 3 to 4 hours long and there is no fee to attend.
We are Aggressive Landlord/Tenant Negotiators
It happens. No matter how good negotiations or drafting, occasions occur when parties breached the terms of their agreements. In reality, that IS the reason you want experienced attorneys to negotiate and draft your landlord tenant agreements because they only matter if a party breaches!
You then need aggressive litigators to take that well negotiated and will drafted contract to be enforced through the court system and that requires real estate attorneys that are experienced litigators. You don’t want your divorce attorney handling your real estate matter. In Lake fashion, the attorney that handled your recent auto accident case may not be the best candidate to assist you in your addiction matter.
We invite you to view our practice section on this website that goes into more detail over our practice as litigators is what we called in Washington state unlawful detainer Arenas. But are commonly referred to as a eviction actions throughout the United States.
We Welcome the Opportunity to Consult with You on Your Residential or Commercial Lease Matter
Our Residential and Commercial Lease attorneys at McFerran Law always have slots open in their daily schedule to meet with clients on new real estate matters. In many cases that one initial consultation can address all the needs of a client on a particular real estate, business, probate or tax deferred exchange matter.
We do not provide free consultations (except in the 1031 tax deferred exchange practice area). We pride ourselves that a single initial one-hour consultation will provide most clients all the information they need to move forward with their legal matter. We don’t have to research, investigate or learn about real estate law matters. Our attorneys can answer on the spot in that initial consultation most real estate questions you may have as they have over 35 years of experience. They only do real estate and matters related to real estate!
McFerran Law has a Special $150 New Matter Consultation Rate
Our Residential or Commercial Lease attorneys can meet with you by phone, Zoom or in our office for an up to a one-hour time period to go over, in detail, your legal matter and generally provide you valuable legal information to assist you in your individual situation. If your matter will require additional services, your attorney will generally be able to provide you an estimate for such services as well.