Understanding these key terms from landlord-tenant law can help you protect your rights, whether you’re a first-time renter or an experienced landlord.
Learn more about how tenants have the right to safe and habitable housing, privacy, and to not be discriminated against.
Find out more about how landlords have the legal responsibility for keeping the property up to local and federal codes, general maintenance, and making repairs.
Read about how a landlord must follow specific rules for giving a termination notice to the tenant before starting eviction proceedings.
Learn more about lease agreements, which are contracts that give the tenant the right to live in a property, usually for a specific period of time and with certain limitations.
Find out more about how breaking a lease is considered a breach of contract, and how tenants may have to pay a penalty to do so, unless the law prohibits penalties for their specific situation.