Multi-Family Housing

Higier Allen & Lautin represents commercial and residential property owners and managers in all areas of landlord/tenant law. Our clients buy, sell, develop, improve, finance, own, manage and lease office buildings, retail and mixed-use shopping centers, industrial facilities, raw land, warehouses, office and residential condominiums, multi-family communities and single-family developments. We represent such clients on a national, regional and local basis.

We have an in-depth understanding of the issues prevalent in drafting, negotiating and enforcing rental criteria, applications, commercial and residential leases, property management agreements, and internal policy manuals including :

  • State and local landlord/tenant laws, including eviction, security deposits, mandatory disclosures, applications and habitability
  • Federal, state and local ADA, fair housing and anti-discrimination requirements
  • Municipal code enforcement
  • Title and survey analysis
  • Constitutional and statutory mechanic's, labor and material supplier liens
  • Government requirements

In addition, we have vast experience with matters involving portfolios of multiple properties located in multiple states. Our nation-wide clients include many "by-the-bed" student housing providers.

Our highly experienced attorneys provide immediate and sound advice, often without undertaking legal research in the areas of landlord/tenant law, since there are very few issues we have not previously evaluated. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to deal with developing issues, providing on-site training and drafting lease addenda and policies to address statutory changes and emerging areas of concern.

We have exposure to virtually every facet of this unique specialty area of real estate law. There are few Texas law firms with our breadth of experience in multi-family housing. Specific multi-family practice areas include:

  • Landlord/tenant litigation
  • Evictions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Fair Housing
  • Involvement in local industry and trade group associations
  • Multi-family lending