The modern law of landlord and tenant has historical roots dating to medieval England. Today in the U.S. landlord-tenant law is governed primarily by state law. The law differs widely from one jurisdiction to another.
Federal law plays a role. Federal fair housing laws apply nation-wide. Usually there are state and local fair housing laws that may amend the federal law with additional protections and requirements. Also, federal law concerning lead based paint applies to residential tenancies. Some tenants may receive Section 8 voucher benefits which are regulated by federal law.
Different laws usually apply to commercial tenancies as opposed to residential tenancies. In some jurisdictions there are laws specific to other types of tenancies, such as mobile home lots.
Though there is a great variation in landlord-tenant law there have been some attempts at more uniformity, most notably the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Even so, the various states that have adopted the URLTA have often amended it upon and/or after adoption. Also, the courts in these states may not interpret the URLTA consistently.
My landlord is replacing his oil tank. It ran out of oil and I was without heat for fifteen hours in less than ten degree temperatures. That is bad enough but now he is insisting that I use his oil company to fill the new tank, I have always paid for my own heating oil […]
Need lawyer regarding landlord – tenant eviction.Me b n the tenant?Story beleive it or not is100% true!Thanks.
I live n boise,Idaho. My name is David someone please help my wife & i.After receiveing an eviction notice that was not even legal-landlord came n 24hrs early & took everything that my wife & i had built togeather includeing both of our childrens belongings.EVERYTHING!Imade out better than my family only cause i was out […]
Landlord damage dispute and insurance company subrogation? Over the holidays I left my college apartment to return home. I was notified on Christmas Eve that my pipes had frozen due to me turning my heat off. The landlord informed me that this happened every year and the average costs were $1000-2000 for the tenants involved. […]
Landlord/Tenant Laws (On Repairs, Neighbors Breaking Into Our Garage, etc.)…PLEASE, PLEASE HELP?!!!?
Here are the details of our stay at our duplex: 1) The tiles in our bathroom’s shower literally fell off the wall, and we were unable to use the shower. The shower was unuseable for over three months after numerous complaints. They finally fixed it after three months, but did not fix the mold problem […]
Can someone please help me regarding landlord tenant issue. I’m disabled & being charged rent for a companion?
animal. Upon move in i advised the landlord that i had a dog of which is a companion animal. He asked that i provide a letter from a doctor stating that i am disabled & my dog is a companion animal. I provided such a letter the day i moved in & the landlord told […]
I live in Florida. I have been living in the house for over 3 years and have paid on time each and every month. We have been excellent tenants even though my landlord hasn’t been so great when it came to honoring his end (i.e., taking care of maintenance such as plumbing and roof things […]
Me and my boyfriend were suppose to move into an apartment we found on craigslist on october 1st , we signed a lease that states the 1st would be our move in date. Our landlords changed our move in date because the current tenants were not ready to move out. On the 3rd we drove […]
Renting without a lease agreement and landlord is heading for foreclosure. How can I get my deposit back?
My lease agreement ran out a year ago. After the twelfth month, I continued to pay my rent as per the guidance of the real estate agent that found this house for me. As I have been hoping to purchase a home in the near future, I didn’t mind having a month-to-month agreement, but I […]
My boyfriend who reside in Broward County Florida allowed two people whom he thought were friends to move in while he was out of town working. They agreed to pay him rent but have not paid anything to the tune of 3100.00. They also sold his boat and kept the money while he was gone. […]
Sorry this is going to be long, but here is some background information: I have lived here three years. It is a 4 unit apartment building. I had 2 year long leases, then in the third year I didn’t sign a new lease because I didn’t feel like I wanted to live here for another […]