Do Rental Agreements Vary From State to State?

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Rental agreements can vary from state to state because landlord-tenant laws vary in the same way. State laws address certain rental-related topics such as late rent fees, collecting and returning security deposits, landlord entry notice and environmental hazard disclosures, according to adds that state laws also dictate whether a lease converts to a month-to-month rental after the initial lease expires.

Both and offer overviews of individual states' landlord-tenant laws. Both sites also sell state-specific landlord-tenant forms.

Along with the federal Fair Housing Act, state laws address housing discrimination. posts links to state fair housing laws. recommends consulting a landlord-tenant law attorney with questions about state laws.