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To read some articles on the latest issues on landlord-tenant law, visit
You can see a typical statute at
For tenant rights in your state, see
http://www.tenantsunion.org/tulist.html, which provides links to tenant organizations throughout the nation.
For a useful series of form letters concerning defective conditions, problems with neighbors, interference with quiet enjoyment, and other common tenant concerns, see
A financially sound
company might negotiate a lease with no security deposit or perhaps
offer a letter of credit for security, instead of cash. The interest
saved over several years could be substantial. For a thoughtful
article on this, see http://www.meislik.com/articles/art01.htm.
The Web site
contains invaluable information about the rights and remedies of
landlords and tenants in every state in the country.
http://www.tenantsunion.org/tulist.html, and search for the law of your state concerning a landlord's obligation to provide a habitable apartment. Now assume that you are living in a rental unit with serious defects. Draft a letter to the landlord asking for prompt repairs. You may use the form letters provided at
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