Renters' Rights

Renters' Rights

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Baker & Taylor
Provides legal and practical information for renters about such topics as rent rules, leases and rental agreements, illegal discrimination, privacy rights, security deposits, and repairs and maintenance.

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In this book of accessible advice for renters, chapters are organized chronologically, from finding and applying for an apartment, through leases and rental agreements, security deposits, repairs and maintenance, ending your tenancy, and getting the deposit back. Other chapters are devoted to discrimination, roommates, tenants’ rights to privacy, landlord retaliation, and negotiating a settlement. In addition to an entire chapter on rent control, the rent control perspective is integrated into every chapter. Appendices give links for finding landlord-tenant laws online, plus many detailed charts comparing state laws related to aspects of renting, such as deposit rules and domestic violence situations. The reader-friendly layout includes many subheads, summary boxes, bullet points, web links, suggested books, and chapter ending key points. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The basic guide every tenant needs--from finding a great apartment to dealing with roommate problems to getting your security deposit back on time. Whether you want to know how to persuade your landlord to make repairs or stop invading your privacy, Renters' Rights is for you. The book includes updated 50-state laws on key topics such as late rent fees, deadlines for the return of security deposits, protections against landlord retaliation, and more.
Sooner or later it will happen …

The landlord ignores your repair requests. Your roommates are once again late with their share of the rent. Your upstairs neighbors party all the time. The landlord won’t return your security deposit. How can you deal with these problems—and others—or prevent them from happening at all? Turn to Renters’ Rights if you need to:

  • break a lease and leave early
  • sublet your apartment
  • deal with unwelcome landlord intrusions
  • resolve a dispute with your roommate
  • get your landlord to make repairs
  • collect your full security deposit when you move out
  • fight discrimination or retaliation, and
  • put your best foot forward when applying for a rental.

This 9th edition is completely updated and revised to reflect the key landlord-tenant laws of your state.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, [2018]
Edition: Nineth edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781413324822
Branch Call Number: 346.73043 P8377r 2018
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Stewart, Marcia - Author


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