What can an owner do about problem tenants?

Owners should maintain a consistent policy when handling problems or disputes with tenants. LHA strongly recommends that owners send written warnings or confirmation letters to tenants and keep copies for their files. Owners should send a copy of warnings to LHA. These letters can be entered as evidence in court hearings and utilized in informal hearings. Remember, under state law, an owner must give the tenant a reasonable chance to correct possible lease violations before starting eviction proceedings.

Does the Lincoln Housing Authority mediate Owner/Tenant disputes?

No. LHA encourages owners and tenants to work out their disputes between themselves. However, mediation services are available through Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties (402) 471-4515, Legal Aid of Nebraska (402) 435-2161, and the Nebraska Bar Association (402) 475-7091.