Find Mediators Near You:

Mediation in rent-related disputes becomes mandatory

Mediation in rent-related disputes becomes mandatory

In response to the escalating disputes between landlords and tenants that have overwhelmed local courthouses, a new mediation regulation is set to take effect in September, offering a mandatory alternative to litigation for resolving various issues.

The regulation is designed not only to address rental disagreements in residences and workplaces but also to encompass conflicts related to vehicles, farmlands, commodities and even rented wedding dresses.

Salih Emrah Ertan, a member of the western province of İzmir’s consumer arbitration committee, disclosed that the burgeoning workload on magistrates’ courts had compelled the implementation of the new approach.

“While landlords and tenants have technically had access to mediators since 2013, the lack of an obligatory framework hindered its widespread adoption,” he explained.

Ertan stressed that the adoption of mediation promises time savings. Litigation in court can extend up to five years, whereas disputes resolved through mediation can be concluded within four weeks, he suggested.

Parties engaged in disputes will be able to avail themselves of the mediation services by personally visiting mediation offices located within courthouses or by engaging legal representation. Parties retain the option to initiate formal litigation if an impasse is not reached within the four-week period.

Read the complete article here.

Featured Members

ad
View all

Read these next

Category

On Forced Arbitration

ADR Prof Blog Over the past year or so, critics of consumer and employment arbitration have coined a new term for what ADR scholars have historically called mandatory pre-dispute arbitration:...

By Paul Kirgis
Category

AudioBlog: Talking to the Enemy

I heard an amazing interview on the The World radio program today, with a young American Army commander, Captain Michael Kolton, who decided to reach out and forge a relationship...

By Joe Markowitz
Category

One Size Does Not Fit All – And the War Within

There is a war. Some won’t call it that, but the war is One Size Fits All (us) versus Styles (them). In the mediation world we are trained to know...

By Paul Rajkowski
×