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What to Do if Landlord Ignores Your Requests for Repairs

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Landlords are required to keep your home in a habitable living condition but what may seem habitable to them, you may differ on opinion on. If your home needs repairs and your landlord has refused or ignored your requests, here are some rules to follow to handle the situation properly. Review Your Contract and Local […] read more

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What Kind of Information Must the Landlord Disclose Before a Tenant Moves In?

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States laws often require landlords to disclose certain types of information about an apartment before a tenant moves in. Your state has its own requirements that are different from other states. Therefore, you’ll need to check which of the following disclosure requirements apply: Lead Disclosure Requirements Federal and state laws on lead and lead-based paint […] read more

5 Tips for Building a Good Relationship with Your Landlord

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Having a good relationship with your landlord can truly make for an excellent living situation. Whether you currently have a bad relationship with your landlord, or are moving into a new apartment, there are several things you can do to create a respectful working relationship. 1. Be Respectful Although you are paying to live in […] read more

How to Ask Your Landlord to Make Repairs

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When it comes to asking your landlord to make repairs, the success of the request depends on how it is made. If a landlord thinks that you are not going to stand up for yourself and cause a fuss, you may end up last on the list. In that scenario, other, more demanding tenants may […] read more

Rental Laws: How to Identify Fraudulent Landlord Practices?

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Tenants are protected from fraudulent landlord practices under state rental laws and consumer fraud laws. However, if you don’t know how to identify fraud, then your landlord could take advantage of you without you knowing. Here are some things to be on the lookout for when it comes to fraudulent landlord practices: Verbal Communications Only […] read more

What to Look for in a Landlord-Tenant Laywer

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No matter which side of the equation you’re on, if you are looking at resolving a dispute between parties in a rental agreement, you may need the services of a good landlord tenant lawyer. But how do you secure the help of a skilled professional that will result in your best chances of acceptable outcome? […] read more

3 Strategies for Building a Good Relationship with Your Landlord

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Never underestimate the positive consequences that result from building a good relationship with your landlord. Whether you like them or not, they own your shelter, the apartment where you lay your head at night. There might be numerous other options for renting, but your current landlord can make the difference in you being offered a […] read more

Three Examples of Landlord Harassment

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You have settled into your new rental and everything is going great. Then maybe a problem begins to arise regarding landlord harassment. Landlord harassment can take many forms. Let’s take a look at a few examples. Withholding Maintenance and Lack of Repairs You have been paying on time monthly, and when you noticed an item in […] read more

What Does the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act Do for Landlords?

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The Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, or URLTA, is a resource for landlords and tenants alike that helps clarify issues related to sometimes complicated rental agreements. The legislation, which was written in the 1970s, still provides a lot of the basis for rental law in many U.S. states. Skilled legal professionals who are helping […] read more