Two of the most important parts of any contract are "offer and acceptance." Without them, your contract doesn't exist -- but most people aren't entirely clear on what offer and acceptance actually mean.
As a landlord, you know that evictions are sometimes necessary to reclaim your property from an uncooperative tenant. But what happens when your tenant claims that you violated the law by performing an illegal "constructive" eviction?
Fraud is a major problem in many industries. However, it often hurts small and medium-sized businesses the most. Fraud can not only hurt you financially, but it can also damage the relationship and trust that you've built with your clients, suppliers and other business associates.
Retaliatory evictions occur when a landlord aims to evict a tenant because the landlord is angry over something the tenant was within his or her rights to do. Retaliatory evictions are illegal -- but that doesn't necessarily mean that your landlord won't try it anyhow if he or she is determined to oust you from your spot.