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Renters' Rights: The Basics (Renters' Rights)by Janet Portman
Synopses & Reviews
Head off problems with roommates and landlords Is it next to impossible to get the rent out of your roommate 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 book is packed with the critical legal and practical information that every renter needs. Written in plain English, the book covers important concerns like: leases and rental agreements, discrimination, rent, security deposits, privacy, roommates, repairs and maintenance and much more. Co-authored by two experts in tenants' rights, this book is as indispensable as a friend with a pickup truck and a free weekend. The 5th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest landlord-tenant laws of your state.
Book News Annotation:
Attorneys Portmann and Stewart distill the more detailed advice given in their larger work, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, also published by Nolo, in this shorter work. It provides general legal guidance on the rights (and duties) of tenants of residential rental properties in the United States (not including renters of mobile homes and government- subsidized housing and not discussing the additional rules and regulations that may be imposed on condominium renters). Chapters cover how to deal with prospective landlords, leases and rental agreements, rent rules, security deposits, discrimination, roommates, repairs and maintenance, tenants' right to privacy, ending and changing tenancies, getting the deposit back, landlord retaliation, rent control, and dispute settlement. Since the text's advice is of a general nature, appendixes provide additional information on how to locate particular state laws and regulations and also offer tables detailing some particularities of different states' rental law. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Knowing your rights and responsibilities can make the difference between a good living situation and a bad one. This plain-English guide is chock full of legal and practical advice on key areas such as leases and rental agreements, rent, privacy, repairs and maintenance, discrimination, security deposits, roommates, and more.
This updated reference to renters' rights includes information on leases and rental agreements, discrimination, rent, security deposits, privacy, roommates, and more.
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