A tenant in the United States of America usually has the protection of a wide number in the form of rights as provided by each of the state governments. These rights will protect them against abuse from landlords although the state tenancy laws will also hand out a list of renter responsibilities that will have to be met by the tenant. This article will go over a few of these very important tenant responsibilities that will hopefully allow a tenant to perform their duties in a rental contract, in a better fashion.
Timely rent payments – Tenant responsibility – This is the most basic responsibility of the tenant and the renter should do their best to pay their rent on time, to the authorized person who is mentioned on the lease document. While this is quite self explanatory, a renter has to understand that some states will allow the Continue reading
New York City or the big apple is home to some of the loftiest rental rates in the whole world. When people have to pay an arm and a leg to live in a decent rental property in NYC, they should be well aware of their tenants rights in NYC. Having a good working knowledge of tenants rights in NYC will allow tenants to get their money’s worth, especially when they fork over a ridiculously high rent at the start of every month. This article will introduce the reader to a few of those tenants rights in NYC.
Warranty of habitability – tenants rights in NYC – Tenants rights in NYC will allow tenants to expect the landlord to maintain certain conditions of habitability, in both the common areas and the individual rental units of a rental community. If the landlord fails to properly maintain a rental property, tenants rights in NYC will allow Continue reading
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
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
Tenants Rights in Regards to Privacy, Evictions and Habitability
There are several tenants rights that come into play in a rental arrangement. This article will discuss tenants rights in regards to privacy, habitability and the eviction process as a lot of rental disputes concern these three issues. Now, let us get into some more detail about these specific tenants rights.
Privacy and quiet enjoyment – tenants rights – One of the most basic tenants rights is that tenants should be able to enjoy a rental property without being disturbed by other neighbors or the landlord themselves. The rental property should be free of disturbing noises, odors or any other form of distraction that might affect the peace and quiet of the tenant. Also, tenants rights will protect the tenants against intrusions from the landlord. A landlord cannot simply enter a rental property to check up on tenants. They Continue reading
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
Tenant Act – Does Your Lease Comply with the Tenant Act in Your State?
Every state in the U.S. has its own unique tenant act. In fact, even some cities will have their own tenant act and one should always check to see which jurisdiction dictates their rental contract. Although there can be many different versions of a tenant act in America, it can be said that they are overwhelmingly similar in terms of principle. Below, you will find the basic fundamentals of a tenant act which will apply to a lease in any part of the country. You should read through them and make sure that your lease is in compliance with the statues of the tenant act.
Discrimination – tenant act – A tenant act will clearly mention that landlords cannot discriminate against tenants living in a property. For example, it would be illegal for a landlord to terminate your lease if you brought in a person from Continue reading