My landlord is actually leasing the whole house from another person and we are leasing from her (which has come to my attention that this may be illegal to begin with). To begin with she has already had a friend of hers play as her landlord and threatened my fiance and pushed him. (filed a report but didn't press charges)). We want OUT! She has constantly tried to control everything (not in the lease) and she has allowed her kids to come into our apartment. Our lease states she can enter at all and any reasonable times to inspect the dwelling, work on it, or show it to prospective tenants. I don't think she can change our thermostat by law but she has control now. We only pay a flat renting fee with utilities included. Please help.
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.
Rentals are houses, apartments, or similar where the resident pays the building's owner for the right to live there, usually under the terms of a written lease.