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or culture from renting your property. Just as you stress the importance to your tenant that you expect compliance with the terms of your lease and landlord tenant laws, you also have the same responsibilities. Landlord, tenant disputes are a common occurrence in the rental process. Some of these disputes can be avoided if landlords and tenants were aware of their rights and responsibilities. It’s very important to know what is legal and illegal for your landlord to do to you as a tenant. Although landlords are primarily for ensuring the habitability of the rental unit both landlords and tenants are responsible for certain repairs. The landlord is not responsible for the damages caused by the tenant or guest of the tenant. Landlord responsibilities include an obligation to their tenants to keep a “warranty of habitability.” This is accomplished by making sure the rental is livable, safe
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LANDLORD-TENNANT LAW 5 and clean for your tenant. A landlord is also responsible for financials, taxes, utilities and property maintenance. From a compliance standpoint a landlord is also responsible to follow rules set out by the FHA, FCRA, federal laws, state laws, and local ordinances. When you’re a landlord you are business owner. Your tenants are your clients and your rental are your asset. You’re responsible for taking care of your asset to ensure you’re protecting your investments. Proper upkeep, repairs, payments and accounting will keep a landlord on the straight and narrow. Every landlord should be familiar with the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). These acts seek to regulate the tenant selection process to ensure accuracy and fairness. Because many landlord-tenant disputes arise from repair, maintenance, or habitability issues, it pays to know what your responsibilities are before tenants start to call. Everything about the rights and responsibilities of both parties will we discussed they will be made aware of the legal actions and obligations of both the landlord and the tenant.
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  • Fall '10
  • JEFFERS
  • Law, landlord, Leasehold estate, Rental agreement

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