There are alligators in the water: it may seem easy to be a landlord, until you step into the swamp of litigation. Over the years, representing landlords, we have come to realize that this area is one of those deceptively simple ones, with a small number of applicable statutes, rules, and cases. Many landlords do not realize how much is not contained in those statutes or rules, the day-to-day practices and policies that have been formed by the courts and the lawyers over the years. Without knowing why, these landlords end up in a legal morass, trapped in a conflict between the rules and the practices of the courts, with the end result being frustration as well as a loss of money and time. We encourage landlords to talk to us both before and after they rent out property. We believe in a full service approach to our clients, working with you to prevent litigation by counseling you on best practices as well as helping you to build strong cases in the event litigation is needed in order to enforce your rights.