Her work has resulted in a local sales tax holiday and tougher measures in Alabama's landlord-tenant laws.
The modern concept of landlord-tenant law includes duties beyond simple conveyancing of the lease:
Sometimes, the housing court judges try to fit those issues into landlord-tenant laws and precedents.
And a judge can't just apply landlord-tenant law willy-nilly without thinking about that difference.
The dispute began when Reynold Mason was in private practice, specializing in landlord-tenant law.
"In Vegas," Travers said, "that would seem to me to be a violation of landlord-tenant law."
A Alan Kucker, a Manhattan lawyer who specializes in landlord-tenant law, said that various options were available.
"We are assigning attorneys who know nothing at all about landlord-tenant law," to help clients.
They were not squatters, but tenants, entitled to all the protections under landlord-tenant law.
If you have an eviction situation, hire an expert in landlord-tenant law.