A landlord's right of entry to your living space is limited, and, depending on state laws, he or she usually needs your permission unless there's an emergency.
Waiver of Notice of Nonpayment of Rent by Tenant The following language is absolutely essential in a Landord's lease: "TENANT HEREBY WAIVES NOTICE OF NONPAYMENT OF RENT." Put this in at least 12 point font in bold and have the tenant(s) initial this section upon signing the lease. Acceptance of Payment with a Full Reservation of Rights The following language is a "must have" in the lease, on all receipts given to tenant(s), and under the endorsement on the rent checks: "Acceptance of Payment with a Full Reservation of Rights."
Living in a sorority or fraternity house may come with an additional set of rules and legal responsibilities. Learn what rights you have as a renter.
Off-campus housing gives you more freedom than student housing but also comes with additional issues and obligations. Learn how to rent your first apartment.
In a lease agreement, it is important to include terms defining the rent and deposit amounts, pets policies, guest rules, and the duration of the lease.
Your rights as a renter start the moment you start looking for somewhere to rent and don’t end until you get your security deposit back.