Property values in some areas of the country haven't just bounced back -- they're soaring. This can put tenants in some untenable positions as landlords try to increase rental revenues. And even if your landlord isn't trying to squeeze more...
It helps to know your tenant rights, so here are ten things you should keep in mind when renting a house or apartment: Do Your Paperwork : To help speed along the
What are a Tenant’s Rights to Withhold Rent in Florida?
Tenants in Florida are legally entitled to a rental property that meets a set of health, structural and safety standards as required by the state.
DC’s Tenant Bill of Rights and What It Means for Renters and Landlords
A new law requires landlords to give the document to prospective renters by July 3.
The Top Ten Questions & Answers on Student Rights
If you have a question or concern about special education law, school administration, federal standards, or the overall rights of a student, please feel free to call the expert education law attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. in Westport today at (203) 221-3100 . Does a student have the right to express his/her opinions and beliefs… Read More
PropertyProf Blog: Sprankling on Property Rights in Cannabis and Questions of Federalism
John Sprankling (McGeorge) has posted Owning Marijuana (Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States. Tens of thousands of new businesses have arisen to meet...
If Mold Creeps Up, What Are Your Tenant's Rights?
Landlord-tenant relationships aren't new and aren't always pretty.
Tenant rights: What if the landlord won’t fix my A/C?
“The management and maintenance and living conditions there are unbearable and I just could not tolerate it any longer,” Alexa Brooks said.
People Living with Mental Health Concerns Have Tenant Rights
People Living With Mental Health Concerns Have Tenant Rights, Need Voices Tenants in multi-unit housing routinely form advisory bodies, through which they
SCOTUS Certifies Three Cases to Answer the Question of Whether LGBTQ Rights are Protected by...
Yesterday, April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) granted certiorari in three cases involving the question of whether gay...
Jurors to decide fate of tenants rights attorney charged in fatal stabbing
Three years after a lawyer out drinking with coworkers stabbed a street merchant in the heart, a San Francisco jury will soon decide whether the killing amounts to murder, manslaughter »
Repurchase Tips; Tenants' Rights Under the Foreclosure Settlement; Upcoming Conferences
Do you ever wonder how much time your employees spend checking their Facebook page, looking up sports scores, and doing Google searches on old girlfriends? Rescuetime.com lets you find out. (I had to fire my dog - too much time on the Chew Bone site.) Here...
Texas Tenants' Rights: What Every Renter Needs to Know
It’s important for renters to know that they do have rights, per Texas law. Our Consumer Investigative Reporter Samantha Chatman has tips that every renter needs to know.
How to Be a Good Tenant
Combo spoiler alert and disclaimer: a Virginia landlord-tenant lawyer is writing this. I know that my profession gives me a skewed view of life. “Tenants don’t pay for an hour of my time to…
What is The Cost To Evict A Tenant
Simple to read blog discussing how much it may cost to evict a tenant in Connecticut if you are undergoing landlord tenant problems.
What is Tenants in Common?
In the shared economy, nothing is off limits. Millennials are sharing cars, workspaces, and homes, too. There’s actually already a way to buy a home and share home ownership of it in a legal way, and that’s called tenants in common. The tenants in common arrangement allows several individuals to own different percentages of a …
How to Handle from the Tenant’s Perspective
At some point, almost every tenant of a commercial lease is asked to sign a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement (an “SNDA”). Generally,
What Is The Difference Between a Tenant and a Lodger?
You're a landlord. You let someone rent your house or a room in your house. Is he a tenant or a lodger? Is there a difference? The rights and responsibilities of a landlord are many. However, if you don't know...
Second Circuit Rules FHA Landlord Can Be Liable for Tenant-on-Tenant Harassment
The split decision relied on a HUD briefing on appeal that found the housing agency itself saw landlord liability for not dealing with certain kinds of tenant harassment.
How San Francisco can fix a glaring loophole in California tenants rights legislation
State law gives new protections, but there’s still more to be done
Sri Lanka’s unanswered human rights questions
Though the current government has overseen some initiatives to address the U.N.’s concerns, critics see the efforts as merely checking the boxes.