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Anyone who rents a house, apartment, or mobile home is a tenant. Renting, also called leasing, is an arrangement by which a landlord gives a tenant temporary possession and use of property for...
Landlord-Tenant - Deposits
DEPOSITS How can a tenant prevent deposit hassles? Most landlords require a security deposit (aka damage deposit, rent deposit, etc.) to be paid by a tenant at the beginning of the lease....
Landlord-Tenant - Eviction
EVICTIONS What is an eviction? An eviction is when your landlord makes you move out of your home, usually by getting an order from a court, but not always. What if I'm behind on rent?
Landlord-Tenant - How to Properly Withhold Rent
How to Properly withhold Rent If your landlord fails to make necessary and reasonable repairs to your rental unit, you may decide to withhold rent. Necessary and reasonable repairs are...
Landlord-Tenant - Lease
THE LEASE What is a written lease? Written leases usually state the most important terms of a rental agreement, including the length of the rental period, the amount of rent, and the notice...
Landlord-Tenant - New Property Manager
When New Property Managers Take Over What happens if my current property manager is replaced? If a new property manager takes over, you will likely be notified via phone call, mailed...
Landlord-Tenant - Renewing your lease
Renewing a lease generally means signing to a new lease with terms that are the same as or like your current lease. A lease renewal can sometimes be an extension of the current lease. An example...
Landlord-Tenant - Repairs
REPAIRS A landlord must keep the rental unit in reasonable repair and fit for humans to live in (except for damage caused by the tenant’s fault). This reasonable repair includes keeping all...
Landlord-Tenant - Sublease
SUBLETTING Subletting is basically the same as a regular lease, with an added step. When subletting takes place; there is a landlord, tenant, and subtenant. The subtenant rents from the...
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