Residential Landlord-Tenant Laws

Unlike commercial leases, residential rental and lease arrangements are very tightly and strictly governed by state and local law. In this section you will find a wealth of information on the residential landlord and tenant relationship, as well as the important laws that protect both parties.

We'll cover various aspects from issues with usage and return of the security deposit, landlords requirements to maintain fit and habitable housing, the tenants requirements to refrain from illegal or dangerous activities, how to form fair and legal lease and rental agreements and more.

See "More on this Topic" to the right for all sections of this site related to residential rentals and leases.

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