Tenant Disputes with Landlord
For tenants, mediation gives them the ability to make decisions and negotiate about the amount of time they need in order to find another place to live and also negotiate the back rent that is due or the amount of money they would like in order to move out. If a tenant were to lose in a trial, they would have an eviction on their record. If they settle it out of court, the eviction would not be on their record, allowing them to rent with future property owners.
For landlords, it can be extremely beneficial to mediate when there are landlord tenant disputes. Typically, when parties come to an agreement, the compliance rate is much higher than if a judge makes a ruling with which one side may disagree. In mediation, the landlord can resolve the issue with their tenants and get to an agreement about the outstanding issues.