Renters' Rights: The Basics

By Marcia Stewart

Renter? Head off issues of roommates and landlords!

Is your roommate making it subsequent to most unlikely to pay the lease on time every month? Or is your landlord forgetting in regards to the clogged drain he stated he'd fix weeks in the past? Then it is time to assert your rights!

aimed toward every body from the recent renter at the block to extra professional tenants who simply need to know the fundamentals, this primer is full of the severe felony and useful info that each renter wishes, written in simple English.

Renters' Rights covers very important issues like:

  • leases and apartment agreements
  • discrimination
  • rent
  • security deposits
  • privacy
  • roommates
  • repairs and upkeep

    Co-authored via specialists in tenants' rights, this booklet is as necessary as a chum with a pickup truck and a loose weekend. The sixth variation is totally up to date to mirror adjustments for your state's legislation, together with new details on what to do in case your condominium is going into foreclosures and elevated felony protections for household violence victims.

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