Tenant Rights Laws

The state and federal governments in the U.S. have come out with an extensive set of tenant rights laws that are continually revised from time to time. The reader has to understand that the following tenant rights laws might have been slightly modified from the time this article was written although it would be fair to say that a vast majority of tenant rights laws have stayed the same over a rather long period of time. Another point to note for the reader is that tenant rights laws will vary, sometimes only very slightly, from state to state and that one should read through a particular state’s tenant rights laws to find out the exact laws that are applicable in their state. This website has a resource page on tenant rights laws that is applicable in each one of the 50 states in the U.S. and readers are encouraged to find relevant information on those pages if they choose to.

Prepayment – tenant rights laws – Prepayment is nothing but the amount of money that can legally be collected by a landlord at the start of a rental contract. Generally, tenant rights laws will only allow a landlord to collect the first month’s rent and a Continue reading

Tenants Bill of Rights

Many tenants underestimate the amount of rights they have when they rent an apartment. Since they do not own the property, they think that they have to conform to the ways and wishes of the landlord. However, the tenants bill of rights will ensure that a tenant has a wide set of rights that will protect their interests in a renting arrangement. This article will go over a few of the clauses that are mentioned in a tenants bill of rights. A tenants bill of rights is made available by federal, state as well as local government entities and the rights available to a tenant will usually vary from state to state or even from city to city although the differences in rights across the nation are only minor in nature.

Rental application process – tenants bill of rights – The tenants bill of rights has a wide set of laws in place to curb any practices of discrimination by the landlord. The tenants bill of rights also has laws relating to the rental application process. For example, the tenants bill of rights in a particular state will mention that a landlord Continue reading

Tenant Help – How Can a Tenant Seek Help?

This article will provide tenants with various tenant help tips that will hopefully allow them to find the answers to their questions about tenant contracts. Tenancy contracts can sometimes be confusing and it will be useful for a tenant to know the following tips on seeking tenant help. The passage below only lists a few tips on tenants help although tenants should know that the following issues are usually the most looked up tips on tenant help on the Internet.

Repairs – tenant help tips – Here are some tenant help tips that pertain to repairs that might be necessary in an apartment. First of all, tenants have to know that it is the responsibility of the landlord to take care of any maintenance repairs that might be needed in an apartment. If a landlord has not taken the appropriate action to carry out the repairs, renters can seek tenant help from the local housing board. They will have to make a formal complaint against the landlord who has not carried out the repairs. Continue reading

Tenant Law Eviction

Tenant Law Eviction Clause

This article will quickly introduce a tenant to a tenant law eviction clause. An eviction is often the last step or remedy that is sought in a deteriorating landlord tenant relationship although it is inevitable in certain circumstances, particularly in a tough economy such as this.  There are a lot of misconceptions about the tenant law eviction clause and this article will try to clear up some of those doubts by offering a step by step explanation of the tenant law eviction clause.

First stage of eviction – Notice to Quit - tenant law eviction clause – In this preliminary stage of the tenant law eviction clause, the landlord will issue a notice to evict or a notice to quit to the tenant. This is not an eviction order in itself although it is intimation to the tenant that eviction proceedings are going to begun against them. This initial notice in the tenant law eviction clause will have to be either hand Continue reading

Tenants Rights Minnesota

Tenants Rights Minnesota – A Summary of Tenancy Rights in Minnesota

This page will quickly go over tenants rights in Minnesota that are applicable to residential tenants. These residential tenants rights in Minnesota will differ from the commercial tenants rights in Minnesota, sometimes quite significantly and it is important that readers understand the difference between the two. As promised, here is a quick summary on some important tenants rights in Minnesota that are applicable only to residential tenants.

Security deposits – tenants rights in Minnesota – The tenants rights in Minnesota will allow a tenant to expect their security deposit to be refunded at the end of their tenancy period. Also, tenants rights in Minnesota will allow tenants to demand a 4% annual interest rate on their security deposit amount which will mean that the landlord will have to hold the security deposit in an interest bearing account to conform with Continue reading

NYS Tenants Rights

NYS Tenants Rights

New York State tenant rights, referred to in this article as NYS tenants rights are a set of rights that are available to all tenants residing in New York State. These NYS tenants rights will cover everything from rent payments, types of leases, security deposit refunds, eviction procedures and several other clauses as well. Below, the reader will find a quick introduction to some very common NYS tenants rights that are available to a New York tenant currently.

Privacy laws and the right to quiet enjoyment – NYS tenants rights – NYS tenants rights will allow a tenant to enjoy the peace and calm of a rental property without being excessively disturbed by people around the rental property. Even if the landlord wants to enter a rental property, NYS tenants rights guidelines state that the landlord must provide “adequate or reasonable notice” before entering a rental property. Continue reading

Tenant Laws

Common Tenant Laws Explained

All 50 states in the U.S. have their own set of tenant laws that will protect the tenant and the landlord in a renting arrangement. The passage below will go over some of the most important aspects of those tenant laws. Apart from reading this passage, tenants are also encouraged to read up on their state’s handbook on tenant laws that will usually be available at state offices or libraries. There might even be some online resources that will go over the complete list of tenant laws that are applicable in a certain state, city or jurisdiction. Coming back to general tenant laws, here is a quick summary of some important ones as promised earlier.

Laws against discrimination – tenant laws – Tenant laws in the U.S. will protect both potential tenants as well as existing tenants against any form of discrimination. Racism and a discriminatory attitude is still present in America and it is not Continue reading