Mediation provides a number of benefits, especially when it is used to resolve landlord-tenant disputes out of court. For instance:

  • Parties face reduced stress because they discuss the issue in a less-formal setting than the courtroom
  • It might be possible to preserve the relationship and re-establish trust
  • The process is less expensive than litigation
  • Those directly involved in the dispute remain in complete control of the resolution instead of handing it over to a third-party with no direct interest in the outcome and who has less flexibility to craft a solution then the parties do
  • There is flexibility in the outcome and it can be tailored to suit a specific situation