Landlord Tenant Law Links
from Rental Housing Online (RHOL) provides landlord-tenant law information
for each state in the United States, as well as various locations in
Canada and throughout the rest of the world. While some links are restricted
to RHOL paid members, this free site offers general landlord-tenant
law information and links to location specific law. Each state has a
separate page, linked from this main page, which provides a summary
of landlord and tenant law, which addresses common questions with timelines
for action and statute citations. These state pages also provide requirements
regarding lead paint exposure and containment, links to state laws,
and contact information for appropriate state agencies.
and Communities: Information for …Tenants
most of the website from the federal Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) focuses on homeownership, this portion of the HUD
site provides information regarding tenants’ rights and responsibilities,
tenant services and opportunities, consumer information, and local information.
It also provides links to local laws and additional resources for all
states, emphasizing federal housing assistance. A Spanish-language version
of the page is offered.
Attorney General's Guide to Tenants' Rights
Attorney General’s office provides this state-specific landlord-tenant
law information page. It includes sections about looking for an apartment,
various types of tenancy, leases and rental agreements, how money should
be handled, landlord responsibilities in terms of water, heat and sanitary
upkeep, the process of eviction, and how to deal with suspected housing
discrimination. Contact information for the Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Helplines is available.
Massachusetts Consumer Guide: Tenants’ Rights And Responsibilities
on the official Commonwealth Office of Consumer Affairs and Business
Regulation website, and prepared by the Massachusetts Association of
Realtors, this guide provides summaries of applicable Massachusetts
laws, including citations and links, regarding finding an apartment,
types of tenancy, paying the rent, tenants’ rights and available
remedies, eviction, and moving out. It also includes links and phone
numbers for further assistance in different areas of tenant needs.
Law About… Landlord and Tenant
Legal Information Institute provides a brief overview of the scope and
foundations of landlord-tenant law. Available links are arranged into
federal resources, state resources, international resources and other
key resources; they include statutes, regulations, decisions, and secondary
Real Estate: Landlords and Tenants
provides access to articles, frequently asked questions, forms, and
links in the following rental subject areas: leases and rental agreements,
housing discrimination, rent and security deposits, repairs and privacy
issues, landlord liability, roommates, evictions, and statutes. Many
of the frequently asked questions come from the American Bar Association.
Aside from the statutes, none of this information is state-specific.
The links include FindLaw resources for both landlords and tenants,
including summaries of law and message boards for FindLaw users. Note:
Users may be asked to provide their location before this page can be
accessed. This will not change the content of the page or its availability.