Category Archives: Legal Issues

Legal issues affecting landlords and tenants.

Constructive Eviction – It’s No Good

Potential Cause of Constructive Eviction - Woman Under Sink Looking at Broken Leaking Pipes - Calling Landlord for Repairs

Constructive Eviction is the illegal, often unethical act or failure to act by a landlord which causes substantial interference with or permanently deprives a tenant from his/her right to quiet enjoyment of the rented premises because they have become uninhabitable and/or unsuitable for the purposes for which they were leased, thereby giving the tenant no […]

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Controversial Local Rule May Require Landlords to Provide Voting Information to Tenants

Are You Registered to Vote with Rental Agreement

Much like the The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 which enhances voting opportunities for every American by making it easier for all Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration, Westminster City Council in Colorado, is considering a similar rule. Much like the federal NVRA’s requirement that states provide individuals with […]

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Raising The Rent

Discuss rent increases with your tenants. Include regular rent increase information in your rental agreement.

Landlords are in the rental business to make money, not enemies of their tenants. Rent increases are a foreseeable aspect of every landlord-tenant relationship. Landlords know all too well that financially sound, long-term tenants are the most desirable tenants because they are lower-maintenance and cost less and are less time consuming than having to seek […]

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Utilities: Who’s Responsibility Is It? Landlord or Tenant?

Utility Bills - Who's Responsibility Is It? Landlord or Tenant?

When it comes to the utilities, who’s responsibility is it; the landlord‘s or the tenant‘s? LandlordAssociation.Org has seen this question come up more than once or twice over the past decade or so. Problems often arise when there’s no clear policy, ordinance or legislation which decisively states who is responsible for the utilities and under […]

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Answers From Landlords About What to Do When A Tenant Double Parks

Landlord has assigned parking spaces for tenant vehicles to park.

“Answers From Landlords About What to Do When A Tenant Double Parks” is a summary of a dialog between landlords in our LandlordAssociation.Org Free Discussion Group. We thought we would share some of the more insightful answers with our members. Q: According to the lease agreement, each tenant is assigned one parking spot and all […]

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Security Deposits By State

Security Deposit

The following state list shows the amount of time a landlord has to return a tenant’s security deposit after the tenant leaves. It also shows the amount that can be collected for a security deposit. More specific details on your state’s procedures for returning security deposits can be found in your state’s landlord-tenant statutes or […]

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Notice Requirements for Entry into a Rental Property

Entering a Door

We get a lot of questions about when a landlord can enter a rental property. The simplest answer is that each state may have guidelines governing when a landlord can enter into a rental property. Entry laws vary widely including the amount of advanced notice required and type of documentation that is required of landlords […]

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Lease Termination Notice Requirements

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities As A Landlord.

All rental agreements and leases should contain information about how much notice is required to terminate. This table shows the amount of time a landlord or a tenant needs to give the other person in order to lawfully terminate a rental agreement or lease. The table also shows how much notice is required to raise […]

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Timelines for Returning Security Deposits

Timelines for Returning Security Deposits.

The following state list shows the amount of time a landlord has to return a tenant’s security deposit after the tenant leaves. More specific details on your state’s procedures for returning security deposits can be found in your state’s landlord-tenant statutes or through your local apartment association.

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Landlord Tenant Laws

Landlord Tenant Laws

Landlord Tenant Laws and Statutes, Executive Orders, Hazard Control Resources Legal disputes are an inevitable event between landlords and tenants in the landlording business. Landlord Association.Org feels it is essential that you know and understand your responsibilities and legal rights as a landlord before taking any landlord-tenant issue(s) to the next step. Landlord Association.Org also feels […]

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