Renters' Rights: The Basics

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Nolo, 2012 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
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Renter? Head off problems with roommates and landlords! Is your roommate making it next to impossible to pay the rent on time each month? Or is your landlord forgetting about the clogged drain he said he'd repair weeks ago? Then it's time to assert your rights! Aimed at everyone from the new renter on the block to more seasoned tenants who just want to know the basics, this primer is packed with the critical legal and practical information that every renter needs, written in plain English. "Renters' Rights" covers important concerns like:
. leases and rental agreements
. discrimination
. rent
. security deposits
. privacy
. roommates
. repairs and maintenance Co-authored by two experts in tenants' rights, this book is as indispensable as a friend with a pickup truck and a free weekend. This edition is completely updated to reflect changes to your state's laws, including new information on what to do if your rental goes into foreclosure and increased legal protections for domestic violence victims. Are you a California resident? Check out "California's Tenants' Rights"

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As Nolo's managing editor, Portman oversees editorial work on all Nolo books. She specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law, legal issues related to courts, landlords and tenants, and neighbor disputes. She is the author or co-author of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book and California Tenants' Rights. Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and a law degree from Santa Clara University. Before joining Nolo in 1994, she practiced law as a public defender.

 

Stewart writes and edits books on landlord-tenant law, real estate, and other consumer issues. She is the co-author of First-Time Landlord, Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Leases and Rental Agreements, and Renters' Rights.

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