In any rental situation, both landlords and tenants have rights and they also have certain duties. For landlords, these requirements include providing a safe, habitable place to live. They have a right to protect their property and to remove tenants who violate the terms of a rental contract. Tenants have the right to make requests for repairs and a duty to pay rent. Given the nature of a rental situation, disputes often arise over whose rights have been violated. In these circumstances, the assistance and advice of an experienced real estate attorney can be invaluable.
Important Information about Landlord-Tenant Law
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If you are involved in a landlord-tenant dispute, you may be uncertain about the law and the process, as well as your rights. This page provides answers to basic concerns about landlord-tenant law, so that you can determine whether you want or need to hire counsel.
At The Payne Law Office, Chartered, we protect the rights of landlords, helping you take the necessary legal action needed to protect your business interests. When you hire us, we give our undivided attention to your legal matter, responding promptly to your calls or e-mails, and keeping you fully informed of all developments in your case.
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Landlord-Tenant Law Resource Links
Website for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the agency in charge of fair housing issues; includes an online version of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act).
Housing and Urban Development Rental Information
This portion of HUD's website is devoted to rental issues including information on budgeting for an apartment, apartment searching, and renters' insurance.
This web site, from About.com, has general information on a host of rental issues from what to look for in a lease, to apartment decorating tips.
Rental Housing On Line
Rental Housing On-Line is full of information on a variety of tenancy issues. Check under the "guest subject areas" tab for a full listing.
State-Specific Landlord Information
This web site is mostly devoted to landlord (and some tenant) issues divided on a state-by-state basis. Links are provided for laws, updates, and guides, among other items.
State-Specific Rent Laws
This web site, created by rentlaw.com, has a wide variety of information including links to state-specific laws on landlord-tenant issues.
Landlord-Tenant Law: An Overview
The Cornell Law Legal Information Institute maintains this web site with synopses of landlord-tenant issues and links to both federal and state laws.
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