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Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, a landlord-tenant attorney can assist you with your legal issues related to leasing and occupying real estate. Before contacting a landlord-tenant attorney, you'll first want to organize your information in order to make your first consultation productive. First and foremost, find a copy of your signed lease and bring it with you to every meeting. Or if you and your landlord have ever exchanged letters, organize those and give them to your attorney. If no lease exists, make sure your attorney knows this and the reasons why one was never signed. Next, since many issues in landlord-tenant law are related to eviction, your attorney will need to know whether an unlawful detainer or the equivalent has been filed. Finally, you should bullet out or summarize the major facts involved with your case, and if necessary, create a timeline of events. This will not only help your attorney, but also keep the facts fresh in your memory. Remember, anything you tell your attorney is confidential so make sure you disclose all matters even remotely related to your case.