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What are some basic laws in the Landlord and Tenant Act?

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Some basic laws in the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act are that the landlord is not able to take away personal items of the tenant to take care of rent costs, that the landlord can't retaliate against tenants who have reported violations and that tenants are required to maintain a safe and clean living area. As of 2015, the act has not been adopted in the majority of states, notes the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

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Another basic law in the act is that landlords have permission to do inspections of tenants' dwellings to ensure compliance with building codes and safety measures, as long as tenants are given reasonable notice, mentions the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

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