Posts Tagged ‘Rent Laws’

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What are My Tenant Rights for Coronavirus Rent Relief?

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Most people have lived through hard financial times, many have gone through serious illnesses, and a significant number have faced a looming rent due date with little or no money to their name. But to suddenly face all three of these hardships at once at the hands of something like the coronavirus pandemic is a […] read more

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What To Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

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Renting a home generally comes with a few problems, from noisy neighbors to total strangers parking in your allocated garage space. While most of these problems are solvable, nothing compares to an unexpected rent increase. You may feel helpless, angry, or a little of both right now, but you need to remember to explore your […] read more

What Happens to a Lease Guarantor if the Tenant Does Not Pay Rent

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Anyone who has been asked to be a lease guarantor, or who is involved in a rental agreement including this third-party role, will want to know about what actually happens in this kind of lease agreement situation. The lease guarantor in a rental agreement is someone who vouches for the tenant. By signing onto the […] 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

Rental Laws: 4 Signs of an Uninhabitable Apartment

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Rental laws often site that an apartment should be “habitable and in reasonable repair.” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law defines habitable as: suitable and fit for a person to live in: free of defects that endanger the health and safety of occupants. There are obvious signs to look for but what about the subtle signs that […] read more

Rental Laws: 4 Instances a Landlord Is Liable for Tenant Injury

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Rental laws hold landlords responsible for crime and injury to tenants they could have prevented. If a landlord is negligent in their responsibilities, he can be held liable for any injuries suffered by his tenants. The tenant must prove, among many things, that it was the landlord’s negligence that caused the injury and that there […] read more

Renting in Los Angeles: 4 Laws You Should Know

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There are a number of laws you should know about when it comes to renting in Los Angeles. As a tenant, you have many rights afforded to you by law, and they appear to be heavily in your favor. However, your landlord also has rights, and knowing as much as you can on the following […] read more

Renting Laws: Underage Tenants and Parental Consent

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There are many laws pertaining to rental agreements. Laws put into motion to protect both the renter and the landlord. One main area of rental laws pertains to underage tenants. These rules may vary from state to state, but generally underage tenants refer to anyone under the age of 18. Some states view underage tenants […] read more