The tenant has been locked out of the apartment with many of his belongings remaining. I have indicated he can have them if the back rent is paid. If it is not paid by May 1, I have indicated I will sell the items to help reduce the amount owed. Among the items are some items belonging to someone else who indicates he has receipts for them. Must I return them with no financial penalty?
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.
Landlord responsibilities for a property they rent out include keeping the property up to local and federal codes, general maintenance, and making repairs.
by attorney Aaron Resnick
If you rent a house or apartment or mobile home to another person, you enter into a legal contract known as a rental agreement. This rental agreement... more