There are several rights of tenants made available to a tenant when they put their signature or a lease agreement. Though some might never come into use in a rental contract, there will always be a few rights of tenants that will almost always be used to the benefit of the tenant in most rental contracts. This article will go over a few of these rights of tenants in an introductory amount of detail.
Rights against discrimination – rights of tenants – A tenant will have to go through a screening process before they can land an apartment as a tenant. The usual checks performed on a potential tenant are credit checks, reference checks, employment records, eviction record checks etc. However, some landlords will try to use personal bias as a way to screen tenants on the basis of race, color, sex or prejudice against certain people. The rights of tenants in all states will protect tenants against this form of discrimination. The rights of tenants will also allow tenants to take action against violating landlords by reporting them to an appropriate authority like a housing board Read More →