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What is Landlord Tenant Law?

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In the most general sense, landlord-tenant law governs the relationships between an owner, or landlord, of a home and the

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What is a Lease?

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The lease is probably the most important item governing the landlord tenant relationship. The lease is the legal agreement, or

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What is a Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace?

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First, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability, you must first ask your

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What is Right of Entry?

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While a tenant is under lease, the tenant is, for practical purposes, the owner of the property. Thus,

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What is a Security Deposit?

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Most tenancies require security deposits against damages. Security deposits, unlike rent, are not considered the landlord’s property – security

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What is Quiet Enjoyment?

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A tenant has an implied right to “quiet enjoyment” of a leased premises. Quiet enjoyment is described, by the

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What is Eviction Law? An Overview

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An eviction, also called unlawful detainer or summary process, is the legal process and landlord takes to remove

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What are the Eviction Procedures?

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Notice to Quit: Most states generally require a landlord to provide a “notice to quit” a minimum number of

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I don’t like my tenant. Can I evict her?

Home » Landlord Tenant Law » Eviction Law » I don’t like my tenant. Can I evict her?

The answer is both yes and no. If the lease has expired

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What is a Notice to Quit?

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Most states generally require a landlord to provide a “notice to quit” a minimum number of days before

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