The relationship between landlords and tenants is not always easy. The two parties have very different views and expectations of the rental property. Landlords view the property as an investment, and also at times as a risk with multiple variables and uncertainties. They hope that the tenants will be partners in maintaining their investment, while maintaining reasonably good relations with neighbors. For tenants, the property is home, a place of comfort, and safety. They expect the property to be well maintained, but they also value their privacy. Rental Housing Mediation can address many issues that might arise in a rental situation that would not normally enter into the formal legal process. Community Mediation Services of St. Louis has developed strong collaborative relationships with several area property management firms.
Sound. Drugs. Alcohol. Barking Dog. Trash. Neighbor Complaints. Service Calls. Property Usage. Any number of issues might put tenants at odds with each other, or with their neighbors. As a property manager, multiple service calls can not only lead to headaches, it can lead to nuisance code violations. Community Mediation Services of St. Louis can arrange mediations between your tenants to help resolve disputes and nuisance concerns.
Property damage. Appliances. Parking. Usage permits. Occupancy numbers. Lifestyle concerns. Community Mediation Services does not act as a substitute for small claims court or for matters that one would otherwise litigate. However, there are a host of similar issues where the relationship between landlord and tenant or between multiple tenants is key.
Landlord Tenant Mediation Can Help
Landlord tenant mediation can help landlords and tenants find common ground and provide a means toward mutually-satisfying resolution to these issues. Through discussion in a safe environment, landlords and tenants alike have the opportunity to hear each others’ concerns surrounding the common ground that they both share: the rental property. Contact us to request mediation. Landlords who want to address conflicts between their tenants may consider referring them to us for Neighborhood Mediation, another service we offer.