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Sublease Law : Right to Sublease an Apartment

Lea en español States differ on whether a tenant may sublease an apartment without the express permission in the tenant’s lease or consent from the landlord. If your lease permits subleasing, the fact that your landlord does not consent to it should not deter you from subleasing. If your lease does not allow subleasing or […]

What to do when a landlord fails to make repairs

Lea en español In most states, if a landlord does not make repairs that would keep a living unit up to code, the tenant has legal recourse. However, it generally is not legal to withhold rent as a means to coerce the landlord into making repairs. Typically, the tenant must file an action with a […]

Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act is a federal statute that makes it unlawful for a party to refuse to rent or sell a dwelling to any person because of his or her race, color, national origin, sex or religion. However, the law does not apply to the following: a person who owns a building of four […]

Tenant discrimination

The Federal Fair Housing Act and Fair Housing Amendments Act prohibit landlords from choosing or rejecting tenants based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, the fact that they do or do not have children, or mental or physical disability. On the other hand, landlords are allowed to select tenants using criteria that are […]

Respecting the tenants around you

Be aware of how loud you turn on your radio or television because you might be disturbing the other tenants in your apartment complex. If several neighbors complain to the landlord, he has the right to evict you. Most rental agreements state that you should respect others around you.

A tenant’s security deposit

When a tenant moves in, all states allow landlords to collect a security deposit. The landlord uses the deposit to cover unpaid rent, damages or cleaning beyond the ordinary. Half of states limit the amount landlords can charge. These charges are usually not more than one or two months worth of rent.

Rental Laws

Lea en español Rental law governs the rental of commercial and residential property. It is composed primarily of state statutory and common law. A number of states have based their statutory law on either the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act or the Model Residential Landlord–Tenant Code. Federal statutory law may be a factor in […]