Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)
Real property disputes come in all shapes and sizes, from real estate transaction disagreements to construction defects to ownership disputes. Contract language is often written in legalese that can be difficult to interpret and sentiment over property often deepens the emotional weight of these disputes. Litigating these issues in court results in wasted time, energy, and money.
Whether your dispute involves rights-of-way, boundaries, adverse possession, trees and views, breaches of contract to buy or sell real property, closing delays, misrepresentations, construction defects and negligence, property damage, mortgages, joint ventures and partnership disputes, or property development, it can be quickly and effectively resolved through mediation or arbitration at a fraction of the cost of litigating the matter in court. In fact, many real property contracts contain clauses requiring mediation or arbitration. Mediation gives parties a voice to address their grievances and autonomy over the result, providing them with the chance to create their own innovative solutions. Arbitration provides an expedient decision dictating the result with clear finality without the often exorbitant expense of litigating the matter in court.
Disputes between landlords and tenants are quite common, and in many cases, tenants can easily resolve a dispute by speaking directly with their landlords. When relations between a landlord and tenant are strained to a point where negotiations are impossible, a neutral, third-party dispute resolution professional can help negotiate a mutually agreeable resolution or provide the parties with a final and binding decision. Pax can assist through neutral-assisted negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and hybrid processes with a wide range of issues including eviction, foreclosure of rental properties, housing discrimination, non-habitability of residential apartments because of a lack of heat or other essential services, withheld security deposits, and many others.