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Tenant Rights

The tenant-landlord relationship often brings up questions about rights and responsibilities.

The following resources offer helps on frequently asked tenant questions, anywhere from when does a landlord have the right to enter my home to what is the eviction process and more. When dealing with your landlord, make sure you understand your rights and their responsibilities.  

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Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities

A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsiblities.

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Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: California

Know your responsibilities as a tenant. Read your lease agreement carefully!

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Renters in Foreclosure: What Are Their Rights?

Federal legislation signed in May 2009 gives important rights to tenants whose landlords have lost their properties through foreclosure.

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Landlord-Tenant Frequently Asked Questions

Landlords and tenants have legal rights and responsibilities. The following information explains the law in a question answer format

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A Landlord's Right of Entry

Here are answers to frequently asked questions on a landlord's right to entry.

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HUD Assisted Tenants Rights and Responsibilities

You, as a resident (tenant), have rights and responsibilities that help make your HUD-assisted housing a better home for you and your family.

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Rent Increases

Whether your landlord can raise your rent depends on whether you have a lease or a rental agreement, and what it says. Some tenants have leases. If you have a lease, your rent cannot be increased during the term of the lease, unless the lease allows rent increases.

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