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Before You Move In

Selecting Your New Home
What to do before you rent. Common sense tips for all states.

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Repairs & Maintenance

Where To Get Legal Or Government Assistance (Consumer-SOS)
Government, nonprofit and commercial groups to help you when you're in trouble.

Getting Your Landlord To Make Minor Repairs (General)

Cleaning & Repairs A Landlord Can't Charge For (Not State Specific)

Tactics To Get Your Landlord To Make Repairs (Not State Specific)

Find Your City's Municipal Codes
Learn how your city code treats, garbage, nuisance and safety hazards. If you can't find your city, follow their links to other code sites that can help you.

Landlord Tenant Laws In 50 States & DC  

Uninhabitable Premises/Constructive Eviction
(Consumer-SOS)
When your apartment has been rendered unlivable by your landlord's breach of his obligation.

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Security Deposits

Where To Get Legal Or Government Assistance (Consumer-SOS)
Government, nonprofit and commercial groups to help you when you're in trouble.

What The Landlord Can & Cannot Charge You (Chart)
Items damaged by ordinary wear & tear vs. those damaged by the tenant's negligence.

Deadlines For LL To Itemize & Return Deposits  (Chart For 50  States & DC)

State Limits On The Amount You Must Deposit  (Chart For All 50 States & DC)
The limits on how much $ the landlord can demand upfront.

Landlord Tenant Laws In 50 States & DC
May also have state specific brochures and pamphlets.

Security Deposit Statutes (In 50 States & DC)
Links to the actual statutes, state by state.

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Rent Issues

For Financial Help

Put in rent help agencies and those that offer emergency cash assistance

Rent, Utilities and Mortgage Assistance In Michigan  (Google)
Stop!!!!!   AFTER CLICKING ON THIS LINK, GO TO THE GOOGLE SEARCH BOX AND REPLACE "YOUR STATE" WITH THE STATE WHERE YOU LIVE. i.e. "MICHIGAN" "NEW YORK" OR "CALIFORNIA" OR "ALASKA" then click on go. For help in your county or city, add the name of your county or city after the name of your state.

Can't Pay Your Rent, Mortgage or Utilities? (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step on what to do and where to go for assistance.

For Your Legal Rights

Rent Due Dates, Late Rent, Rent Increases   

Where To Get Legal Or Government Assistance (Consumer-SOS)
Government, nonprofit and commercial groups to help you when you're in trouble.

For Those Without A Written Lease See Verbal Rental Agreements

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Evictions & Foreclosures

Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act
If you're a reserve component service member called to active duty, you're protected by a law that can save you some legal problems and possibly some money as well. Under the provisions of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, you may qualify for any or all of the following: Reduced interest rate on mortgage payments. Reduced interest rate on credit card debt. Protection from eviction if your rent is $1,200 or less. Delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings.

Where To Get Legal Or Government Assistance (Consumer-SOS)
Government, nonprofit and commercial groups to help you when you're in trouble.

http://www.mrlandlord.com/html/frametop_frametop.html (In 50 States & DC)
This site has select laws from each state on security deposits, evictions and landlord laws, but it's not consumer friendly. Their "landlord Laws sections may have stuff on notice to end tenancy and other stuff tenants should know.  

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