McKenzie & Tehrani has extensive experience in landlord-tenant litigation. If you are a landlord or tenant involved in a dispute that may result in litigation or that has resulted in a complaint filed, we encourage you to contact our law offices immediately.

We have handled thousands of landlord-tenant disputes for clients throughout Maryland. Some of the landlord-tenant litigation we handle includes:

  • Habitability disputes (health/safety)
  • Breach of contract or lease agreements
  • Post-foreclosure eviction and litigation
  • Tenant and Landlord rights
  • Title disputes
  • Condominium conversion disputes
  • Our attorneys handle all civil litigation that arises from the landlord-tenant relationship. If you are a landlord or tenant that is prosecuting or defending a claim, we can help. To contact our law office call 301-209-7024
  • Do more than a simple credit check on your prospective tenants. Check past references, check employment (ask for two months of pay stubs), and check for past evictions.
  • Memorialize all terms and agreements in writing. Consider the number of occupants living in the unit, whether pets are allowed, whether parking is allowed, whether the use of an existing garage is allowed, or whether storage lockers are allowed.
  • Take interior and exterior pictures of the premises prior to the tenant moving in.
  • Exclude attorney’s fees clauses from your residential lease agreements, they only serve to help the tenant.
  • Keep your file organized. The more detailed your file is, the better off you are.
  • Do not wait several months before you decide to take action against your tenant. Delaying action may harm your chances of succeeding in an unlawful detainer trial.
  • Contact a lawyer who is familiar with landlord-tenant law when ready to start your eviction.
  • Always check to see if your county or local jurisdiction requires a rental license and obtain one before you rent the property.


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“I just want to say that McKenzie/Tehrani has helped my family out on numerous occasions (mostly traffic and one divorce). They were allowed professional, responsive, and answered all of the questions (which were millions daily). I would just stop by the office unexpectedly and ask which I knew was the same question over and over but they still answered it. They make me feel that everything was going to be just fine and it was. They will always be the family attorney and I would refer every and anyone to them. If you want a professional, responsive and experienced law firm to help you through your time of need I strongly recommend McKenzie, Tehrani Attorneys at Law.” -Keisha

“My husband had a complicated ticket issue in Maryland that went back 34 years ago that the McKenzie – Tehrani staff handled quickly and professionally, all while my husband and I were living on the west coast!”-Phoebe T.

“When considering an attorney to represent your best interest in the state of Maryland Mr. Tehrani should be your first call. His ability to understand the situation and provide an expert opinion makes him a client’s best choice. Additionally, Mr. Tehrani’s professional relationships and vast experience allows him to navigate the judicial process to determine an appropriate plan for success. Sincere thanks Mr. Tehrani!”-Craig P.

“I want to thank Joe McKenzie for doing a fantastic job representing me in a reconsideration hearing I had for a second-degree assault charge.
This was because in my original conviction my first lawyer had not only fumbled my case he should be disbarred for negligence.
So I asked my corporate attorney to help me find a top-flight new criminal lawyer who has swagger in Montgomery County MD. That is exactly what he did. Joe is a very composed, meticulous, intelligent, and calculated attorney who very methodically turned an absolute disaster into the best possible outcome I could’ve imagined. So I take my hat off to Mr. McKenzie and would give him a 10-star review if I could. If you are looking for a true professional who can broker the best possible outcome for you then look no further.”-William G.


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